Adopting an animal is a serious decision that requires a great deal of commitment, energy, and love. When we bring a new animal into the family, we are promising them a forever home safe from fear or abandonment. Although there are some legitimate reasons why animals are surrendered to shelters, such as the death or illness of their caretakers, many animals are surrendered for the convenience of people.
Two sister dogs from Houston, Texas were surrendered to the Harris County Animal Shelter because the family they once trusted was moving. Video footage of these sweet girls shows them huddled together and shaking in fear at the shelter, confused as to why they have been abandoned. Because they were “owner surrenders”, they were at the top of the list to be euthanized at the high-kill shelter that is very often beyond full capacity.
These lovable dogs, now named Journey and Ginger, were adopted only to be returned again to the shelter on July 19, 2017. Volunteers at the shelter are upset that this happened yet again to these innocent animals, and they are desperately seeking a safe refuge for them.
A rescue has offered to take in Journey and Ginger, but funds are needed for transporting the animals, as well as for their heartworm treatments and other medical expenses. If you are able, please visit the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers Facebook page to make a donation or inquire about giving them a true forever home.
Please share this touching story with your friends and family to spread awareness as to why it is so important to make a forever commitment to our animal companions.