Heartless dog owners dump dogs at local shelters everyday. The excuses shelter workers hear range from, “I’m moving and can’t take the dog with me,” “the dog barks too much,” or simply “I don’t have time for the dog.” When 15-year-old Pewee arrived at the San Bernardino, Calif., city shelter, on July 8, 2015, dressed in a white garbage bag, shelter staff couldn’t believe the lame excuse the pet owner gave when he surrendered his pet.
Pewee is a good natured dog who gets along with other dogs and children. He lived all his life as an outside dog and even though he had a place to call home, now that he was a senior pet, his owner decided he had had enough and wanted the pet gone.
The owner wrapped Pewee in a garbage bag and took him to the shelter. The man told shelter workers “he stinks,” referring to the dog, and that was the reason why he wanted to get rid of the pet.
San Bernardino shelter staff freed Pewee from his plastic outfit and discovered the dog had probably never received a proper bath and was infested with ticks.
The video of Pewee being surrendered was posted on Facebook along a note that said:
“He’s never known love from a family or a soft place to lay his head. He’s in his final years, who will be his angel?”
Luckily for Pewee, an animal lover who wishes to remain unidentified learned about the unloved dog and rushed to the shelter to adopt him. The former stinky and unwanted dog is now resting in his new home learning what it feels like to be pampered and truly loved.