Every day we hear lots of heartbreaking stories about animals that are treated inhumanely and left to die painful deaths. However, it is always heartwarming to hear that some people are willing to put their own lives and interest on the line in order to save an animal that is in need, no matter how much effort is needed. These people put these poor animals first and let go of their own interest for the poor animals’ sake, and we appreciate their work too much, for they give those hopeless animals a second chance in life.
What’s more heartbreaking, though, is the way people abandon their elderly dogs. Some people have valid reasons for dropping off a dog at the shelter. Some of them could be travelling, others financially unable to sustain a dog. However, when this family dropped off their 15 year old dog at the San Bernardino City Animal Control shelter, they did not have a good reason at all.
This lovely 15 year old Chihuahua mix is named Peewee and from the moment I saw him I just knew he’s a sweetheart. Peewee was abandoned by his family at the shelter for one reason: they said he was “stinky”!
When Peewee first came in, the people at the shelter immediately saw that he was obviously not being cared for at all, and his body was covered in ticks. And stupidly enough, the family delivered him to the shelter wrapped in a plastic bag.
So after 15 years of loyalty to his family, Peewee was abandoned in this inhumane way by the same family that he loved so much. It’s too heartbreaking.
I hope Peewee found his happy forever home. This sweet dog deserves to have a better life in his final years, with a family that loves and appreciates him.