Hearts cry passing shepherd’s kennel at shelter as he breaks down

At the Riverside Shelter in California, volunteers hearts break as they pass a 10-year-old German shepherd’s kennel cage. Tragically, he no longer resembles the happy and healthy dog he had been in March when he first entered the shelter.

This is how he looked when he first arrived at the shelter on February 10, 2020.



A volunteer has reached out to social media for urgent help:

“…He’s broken. He looks like he is getting sick. He’s breathing heavier than normal.”

PetHarbor listing.

Dog – ID#A1577683  I am a male, black and brown German Shepherd Dog. The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 10, 2020.


Status: YELLOW
Shelter notes: “Low sociability. Kennel stressed”

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Shelter address:
6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Phone: 951-358-7387
M-Sat 11am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
Shelter does not answer phones on Saturday

Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email: rescue@rivco.org
Rescue 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 $105
16-30 days $55
Over 30 days $20
All 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.

For more information about this animal, call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1577683.

Pet Rescue Report is not the contact point for this dog. Please refer to information above.

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