A disturbing photo of a young, very pregnant tan and white pit bull terrier lying in a kennel cage filled with feces, has animal advocates rallying to find an approved rescue organization to save this dog.
Unfortunately, incidents like this happen everyday in shelters across the United States. One social media participant summed up the tragic scene:
“This happens in the Houston and surrounding area shelters all day long, every day. Dogs being dropped off by their owners, picked up by animal control, left to lie in their own waste, babies and puppies killed, mommas still pregnant killed. All of it. No animal is safe once they reach those doors. This cycle never stops. If this bothers you, get involved. Foster, adopt, donate supplies, money or time. Walk dogs at a shelter near you, share and network.”
Click here for this dog’s PetHarbor listing. For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A420248.
Regular Lobby hours:
Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Regular Phone hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Adoption hours: Please note adoption hours end earlier than regular lobby hours. The facility is located at 612 Casino Drive, Houston. (281)999-3191.
Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
All rescue organizations must be pre-approved and abide by the rules of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. The shelter does not adopt out pit bulls or pit bull mixes to individuals. Only rescue organizations are permitted to rescue these bully breeds.
Click here for the Facebook page as volunteers and animal advocates share this dog’s tragic story and pledge funds to an approved rescue.
“Even a registered rescue will not be able to help this dog if a foster does not come forward. Many of the Pit Bull groups suggested for contacting are not registered to pull from Harris County. I tallied $800 in donations but do not know whether this is accurate or not. It’s been my experience Harris County Pound does everything possible to help all the dogs, has limited funding and is overcrowded beyond capacity as are all of the rescue groups,” stated an animal advocate trying to lasso in the emotional turmoil and help to deal with the problem of finding the dog a local foster and rescue organization.
Nearly 2,500 comments, and on Sunday night, it appears a rescue organization and foster home for the dog named Beatrice are available.
Additional information about plans for Beatrice’s rescue is available by clicking here.
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