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Any animal lover will immediately tell you their dogs are family. We shower them with toys, treats and would ultimately do anything to ensure their well-being. And with six to eight million animals entering U.S. shelters every year, the thought of deserting our beloved companions is absolutely out of the question. But heartbreakingly, that’s exactly what happened recently to Athena, a beautiful gray Pit Bull.

Athena was adopted from the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption Center about a month ago and then suddenly the people she thought would love her unconditional dumped her back at the shelter. As you can see in the above video, Athena happily wags her tail at her human, not understanding that they are deserting her, while they hand her and her dog bed off to shelter staff. They didn’t even say goodbye to Athena. How could someone do this?!

Athena is still at the shelter looking for her true forever family. Let’s find Athena the home she rightfully deserves. Please share this post with everyone you know. A quick click could help Athena find the perfect person!

With 70 million stray animals living in the United States, only about six to eight million cats and dogs enter the nation’s 3,500 shelters every year, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Out of six to eight million cats and dogs, one in four animals brought into shelters are Pit Bulls or pit-associated breeds and mixes – currently, the most wrongly marginalized dogs in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.

Please always spay and neuter your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same. Fostering an animal is also a great way to help end the pet homelessness crisis. Regardless if you open up your home to a dog, cat, bird, small pets, pig, any pet, you can feel wonderful knowing you have saved a life and cared for a pet who will soon find his or her forever home. For more ways on how you can get involved to help save animals, click here.

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0 comments on “Heartbreaking Video of Dog Who Doesn’t Understand Why She is Being Returned – Help Her Find a Forever Home”

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Amy
6 Months Ago

Really? If there is an issue you are legally required in most instances to return the dog to the shelter they were adopted from. It was only a month..There is obviously a reason why...The humans did the absolute correct thing here. they did not give her away or turn her lose....really bad bad reporting here


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Debra Stephens
6 Months Ago

There should be a list that has the name of all people who get and give away a pet like they are disposable. Their name should be added to the list so they can never again get an animal.


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Amy
22 Apr 2017

did you read the article? the pup was adopted from the shelter a month ago...obviously something did not work out..and they did the right thing and brought her back

Astyanaz
6 Months Ago

I didn\'t use to care. Then the neighbors introduced their Feist hound, one of several of their dogs, to me and we fell in "love". Now he comes to my house whenever he can. And now stories like this break my heart.


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Mary
6 Months Ago

My neighbor, a guy who wants everyone to think he\'s a tough guy, went to our local shelter and brought home a Pit Bull. The dog was about 6 or 7 months old. Within 24 hours, I knew why the dog had been at the shelter. When the dog was put outside to go potty, he would potty, then immediately start barking and would not stop until he was brought back inside. It is now 6 years later, and the dog still does this. I explained to mr tough guy that the dog was insecure, and that he needed to work on that. Nope... ain\'t going to happen. So I and the rest of the neighbors get to listen to the dog bark non stop all hours of the day and night. If mr tough guy doesn\'t want to get up and bring the dog in, then we listen for close to an hour of barking or until one of the neighbors yells at the dog to get mr tough guy\'s attention. PEOPLE: bring your dogs to obedience training. Let the dog socialize.


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Stevie Johanasee
6 Months Ago

Don\'t get on the owner that returned the dog. The dog may have snapped or bit somone at their residence. You don\'t know what happened but, it probably wasn\'t good at all. Better to return the dog than call the police & have them kill it. That was probably the next step.


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Jacki Wunderlin
21 Apr 2017

If that had been the case, this poor dog would\'ve been tagged for \'behavioral problems\' and most likely would\'ve been euthanized, NOT put back up for adoption. This stinks of human error. Either being bored already, or not wanting to devote the time to an animal companion...pure laziness and lack of empathy. Unfortunately, this happens every day. There are simply some people who should NOT adopt a pet.

JREESE
6 Months Ago

Share as much as possible to find her a good home. She is a beautiful dog! This is about emotionally lazy people who shouldn\'t have gotten a pet to begin with for the purpose of status..look at who I have!


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alvie
6 Months Ago

She is better off with someone who will really love her and pay attention to her. The douche who returned her probably thought she\'d make a great "accessory" then got rid of her when he realized that she is actually a living being.


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Meg
6 Months Ago

As a Florida resident, I can say with certainty that she is much better off in the shelter where she will be loved unconditionally. There are some really abusive douches in this state and they don\'t think twice about harming an animal. I hope she finds a loving family, where she is treated like a family member; the idiot who returned her can go hug a landmine.


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Nelly Thillet
21 Apr 2017

My son and I have been crying for 2days since our beloved AURA was stolen. She is a rescued dog that had been thrown in the streets When we got her she was in bad shape and only weighted 1 pound. She is now 3yrs old,.35lbs.,and beautiful.We are doing everything we can to find her ( Fliers,the park from where she was taken,the police,humane society,private rescue people and praying much) She is heart of our heart and we miss her awful.I live in Puerto Rico.



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