The heartbreaking photo of a surrendered dog, too scared to come out of his kennel cage at the Harris County Animal Shelter, has gone viral. Toby, a four-year-old German shepherd mix was left at the shelter late last week; his family was moving, and Toby wasn’t included in their new home plans.
537421 TOBY – Great News! This animal is potentially safe. There is an adoption hold OR a rescue group placed a hold 🙂 We will follow until out of the building!Keep in mind if the hold is an adoption hold, you can always go to the shelter and place a backup hold since the unfortunate reality is that adopters back out all the time. If it is a rescue hold and you would like to adopt you still can. Adoption trumps rescue up until the day the rescue group agrees to pick up the animal from the shelter. (Ex: rescue hold placed on a Monday, the rescue group tells the shelter they will pick up on Thursday. Someone could adopt Monday – Wednesday. They could not adopt on Thursday.)Adoptions are made AT THE SHELTER ONLY: 612 Canino Road, Houston, TXAdoption Hours: 1 – 5:30pm M-F and 11am – 3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday❤️HW+ <<$498.00 in verified donations including FB>>http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=HRRS.A537421This video was shot on TUESDAY 7/16INTAKE: OWNER SURRENDER brought in on 7/11Reason: MOVING 😭— WAYS TO HELP SAVE: 🐶🐱 Adoptions must be made IN PERSON at the shelter. Adoption Hours are 1-5:30pm on Monday-Friday and 11am-3:30pm on Saturday-Sunday. Adoption Fees: $50 Dogs, $80 puppies, $20 cats, $35 kittens (includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies and microchip). Seniors and Military ½ off adoption fee. 📧 Rescues and the shelter both need foster homes so they have a place for the animal to go. Who can foster (temporarily keep an animal in your home – like pet sitting)? Email email@example.com if you live in Harris County OR comment below the video that you are willing to foster and people can connect you to a rescue that can help. When you foster, you help the shelter create more space in shelter which enables them to save more lives. 🤝 Donations? We, Day of the Dogs, are a 501c3 organization. We collect donations up front to encourage a rescue group to pull. Rescue support is key to increasing the save rate at any shelter. But like shelters, rescues work with limited space and financial resources. Most need outside donors to support their ongoing rescue efforts – to cover the costs of fostering, caring for and transporting animals. If you can’t adopt or foster this is a VERY important way in which you can help. Think of it as crowdfunding to save as many lives from HCAS as possible! ✳️ HOW TO DONATE:Donate directly through Facebook on the link below the video – (no ID needed as it is assigned to the animal’s post) OR Day of the Dog’s PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/DayoftheDogs(*MUST* note Animal ID). Donation page FAQs: https://www.dayofthedogs.org/dotd-petsupport-donation-page <–This link describes the entire donation collection process and explains how to request a refund if the animal has another outcome besides leaving with a rescue. 🗣 SHARE, LIKE the video if you haven’t already, and TAG people who can help. Any way to engage with this video so Facebook shares with more people. Please don’t just scroll past.Location of animal: Harris County Animal Shelter612 Canino RoadHouston, TX 77076281-999-3191 Press 0 Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed 12pm – 1pm) and Sat-Sun 8:30am-4pmwww.countypets.com****NOTE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER RUN PAGE – CONTACT SHELTER WITH ALL QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR UPDATES****
Posted by Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In Need on Tuesday, July 16, 2019
For more information about Toby call:
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191
Ask for information about animal ID number A537421
Share Toby’s video and information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.
Rescues and the shelter both need foster homes so they have a place for the animal to go. Who can foster (temporarily keep an animal in your home – like pet sitting)? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in Harris County OR comment below the video that you are willing to foster and people can connect you to a rescue that can help. When you foster, you help the shelter create more space in shelter which enables them to save more lives.
Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Road
Houston, TX 77076
281-999-3191 Press 0
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed 12pm – 1pm) and Sat-Sun 8:30am-4pm