Sigh. Videos of dogs being brought back to animal shelters break our hearts into a million little pieces. With six to eight million animals entering U.S. shelters every year, the thought of deserting our best friends at an animal shelter doesn’t even cross our minds. But that’s exactly what happened recently to Tito, a beautiful American Bulldog.
As you can see in the heartbreaking video above, Tito’s former person dragged the scared dog into the lobby of the Miami-Dade Animal Services. It’s evident Tito knew exactly what was happening and kept pulling back as if pleading with the woman not to dump him.
Animal advocate and shelter volunteer Christina Dickson filmed the video and tried to offer resources. Tito’s former mom said that Tito had been found as a stray and after taking the dog in and feeding him, their female dog had become hostile towards Tito. As Dickson pointed out, neither the female dog or Tito are fixed and perhaps if they were, they wouldn’t become hostile. Dickson even offered free veterinary services for Tito’s sterilization, which would decrease his testosterone yielding a more stable temperament (among other benefits), but still, the woman declined. Instead, she left Tito at the shelter, where he will be euthanized unless someone adopts him.
Tito is currently still at Miami-Dade Animal Services and is listed on Pet Harbor‘s website, under ID # A1878910. Let’s find Tito the loving, forever home he deserves! Please share this post within your network in hopes that Tito’s new family will see the post.
As Tito’s story highlights, it is important to always spay and neuter your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same. As responsible pet guardians, it is our responsibility to make sure we are doing what’s best for our companion animals – and also considering the potential ramifications that not spaying or neutering could have for the larger pet population. If you have an animal that has not been neutered and would like to, please don’t hesitate to contact your local veterinarian who can help you locate and spay/neuter clinic in your area at a minimal cost, or search the ASPCA’s low-cost clinic database.
For more ways on how you can get involved to help save animals, click here.