On Sunday, a man accused of dumping a dog in a Walgreen’s parking lot in San Fernando on Christmas Eve says he was just trying to help. The animal looked dirty and matted, uncared for in a while, and in need of a meal.
The man says he was simply trying to stop the dog getting hit by a car. He says he saw the dog moving in and out of traffic. He figured he would grab the dog and get him off of the road, bringing him to the nearby parking lot.
On Wednesday, a couple feeding stray cats came across the dog and managed to get a handle on him. At around 9:50pm, he was given over to independent animal rescuer Hailey Moss.
The dog has been dubbed Ralphie. Ralphie is staying with a short term foster family, and has had a grooming, and of course, a good meal.
It’s believed that Ralphie is a shih tzu and Lhasa apso mix. There has been a YouCaring.com page set up for Ralphie, which you can visit by clicking here.
The website is asking for help with about $2,000 in donations. They will go towards food and care for Ralphie, also a medical workup and hopefully, placement with a full-time forever family.
There has also been a special email address set up for inquiries on Ralphie. People are asked to send all questions to [email protected]. The YouCaring.com site also has the surveillance video where Ralphie can be seen being left in the parking lot.
As of this morning, $1,100 has been raised to help Ralphie. Please, consider helping him out as well.