A staff member with The Haley Graves Foundation was making her routine of rounds kill shelters in North Carolina when she discovered a powerful image of a dog so depressed, she was too afraid to face the world. The staff member took to the foundation’s Facebook page to write the following, heartbreaking observation:
“Today I went to the shelter to take photos for Lab Rescue of three labs needing rescue. Yes three! And as I walked past a kennel I saw this.
This is what happens when people bring their dog to a shelter and leave them. This guy yesterday morning woke up happy on a couch or in a warm bed, waiting to be fed, hopped in the car thinking he was going to the park or if it was a bad day he was going to the Vet. Instead, he went to a place where there are 275 dogs barking to be freed, it smells like death, and doors are banging shut all the time. Animals walk by and never return.
And he has no idea his fate. All he knows is he didn’t ask to be here. He didn’t even ask to be born to irresponsible owners. But today he lays frozen in fear, in a puddle of his own urine. Afraid to move, afraid to make eye contact, thinking just maybe he can fade away into this wall.
Because if he does no one will see him and just maybe he can escape whatever fate waits for him. This is the reality of irresponsible pet ownership and the shelter system. This is not a shelter issue, this is not a rescue issue. This is irresponsible pet ownership. Own it people!!
This dog is coming to our rescue tomorrow. There are 275 who matter just as much, as for their fate I have no answer.”
Thankfully this pup, who is actually a girl and was renamed Cash, is now safe and sound in the custody of The Haley Graves Foundation. Congratulations Cash!
[Source Story: Fido4ever ]