Code red – neglected ‘dancing dog’ can be put down at any moment


An urgent plea for help has been issued on behalf of a shelter dog who is “code red,” which means he can be euthanized at any moment. Fred Astaire, a four-year-old German shepherd, has been at the Riverside County Animal Control – City of Rialto (California) animal shelter for months and his time is up.

On Wednesday, the Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs Facebook page shared a sweet encounter between Fred Astaire and a young visitor, writing:

This boy stole our hearts the day we met him. While videoing dogs in the needs rescue building, a little girl quietly stood in front of Fred Astaire’s kennel as he was eagerly, and playfully standing on his rear legs slowly spinning in circles. The little girl then pointed and said “Daddy, he’s a good dancer!” How could that not melt your heart?

Adding:

Unfortunately, no one else has seen how great of a dog Fred Astaire is. He is now status RED and can be euthanized any time without further notice. Please share him for reputable rescue or adopter.

Saving Fred Astaire

Time is not on this dog’s side. Please network Fred Astaire’s adoption information and help him get the second chance he so desperately needs.

Shelter notes: “Alopecia, yeast odorous thick skin on various parts of body. Obtained two separate skin scrapes= both negative. Has been in shelter over a month”

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Riverside County Animal Control – City of Rialto at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1570516

Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter.

✨ This boy stole our hearts the day we met him. While videoing dogs in the needs rescue building, a little girl quietly stood in front of Fred Astaire’s kennel as he was eagerly, and playfully standing on his rear legs slowly spinning in circles. The little girl then pointed and said “Daddy, he’s a good dancer!” How could that not melt your heart? Unfortunately, no one else has seen how great of a dog Fred Astaire is. He is now status RED and can be euthanized any time without further notice. Please share him for reputable rescue or adopter. Status: ‼️RED‼️ Fred Astaire has been at the shelter for over two months. He can be euthanized anytime without further notice. If you can save his life, please contact the shelter immediately.Shelter notes: “Alopecia, yeast odorous thick skin on various parts of body. Obtained two separate skin scrapes= both negative. Has been in shelter over a month”FRED ASTAIRE #A1570516 I am a male, tan and black Shepherd.The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old.I have been at the shelter since Jan 29, 2020.My stray holding period ended on 02/03/2020 and I am now available for adoption.https://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=RVSD6.A1570516Shelter address: 6851 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California 92509Phone: 951-358-7387M-Sat 11am-5pmClosed on major holidaysShelter does not answer phones on SaturdayRescue department: Rescue phone: 951-358-7302Rescue email: rescue@rivco.orgRescue desk phone is unavailable on weekends however, rescues may physically go to the shelter to rescue on Saturday between normal business hours. Adoption fees are based on length of stay: 1-15 days $10516-30 days $55Over 30 days $20All dogs listed as needs rescue are adoptable for $20 regardless of length of stay with signed behavioral or medical waiver.There are NO fees for rescue pulls.

Posted by Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs on Wednesday, March 18, 2020




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