At the San Bernardino Shelter, animal advocates refused to turn their backs on Benny. His owners surrendered him to the shelter on Wednesday telling the staff their dog had stopped eating nearly a month ago. And instead of taking their blind companion to a veterinarian to find out why, instead they brought him to the shelter.
When Hank’s owner died, it seems as if the man’s family didn’t waste anytime surrendering the dog to Harris County Pets. And although we often don’t know what our dogs are thinking and how much they really mourn when they lose their best friends, it isn’t hard to see the heartbreak in this dog’s eyes and his demeanor.
On the night of January 18, a sheriff’s deputy and police K9 were killed in a violent shootout in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office issued a release about the deaths, explaining that the situation began when Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Deputies saw an occupied vehicle in a parking lot near Arden Way and Avondale Avenue that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a burglary series.
Dogs are more than capable of forming strong bonds with both humans and other animals. And this emotional intelligence goes for all dogs – even those who may have special needs. One dog named Lyla is the perfect example of this. While she may be both deaf and blind, she is more than capable of showing tons of love and affection.