Queenie’s soon to be tragic story isn’t unusual nor is irresponsible pet parenting. Surrendered to the San Bernardino Animal Shelter, her owner reported the young Chihuahua mix nipped their young child, but admitted the two had been left alone and unsupervised.
“They didn’t see what happened, but the child ran in crying and that was all it took for them,” wrote shelter volunteer Lois Chisholm on Facebook. “Instead of teaching the child the proper way to interact with a dog, or instead of training Queenie on how to retreat to her bed when the child becomes excitable, they leave this little dog in a scary shelter, trembling from fear and confused as to why she’s here.”
Check out Queenie’s short video and how loving this young dog is to everyone who handles her.
“My name is Queen and I am an unaltered female, tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated mix. Shelter staff think I am about 1 year old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 08, 2018.” Queenie is estimated to be 10 months to one year of age. She has not had her rabies vaccination, and must remain in quarantine until March 17. She is not spayed.”
Per the shelter volunteers. “San Bernardino City Shelter, CA doesn’t have many networkers; we really need your help sharing our dogs. The local rescues are full and we’re in big trouble!”
Share Queenie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friend, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. It is heartbreaking to think this young dog could lose her life because her owners weren’t paying attention.