Red alert to save Kilo: Pup’s owner walked out of his life at shelter


Four-year-old Kilo was driven to the shelter by his family. They no longer wanted him. As his life was being processed by staff at California’s Riverside Animal Shelter, his owner turned around and walked away. And terrified Kilo, trying to find solace in a noisy, strange and scary place, only saw his family’s backs as they reached the door.

“They dropped Kilo off for certain death. He is a pitbull in one of California’s highest kill facilities, and he is now formally scheduled to lose his life. Kilo may have mere hours left…,” a volunteer at the shelter wrote on social media hoping someone will be interested in saving the dog’s life before he is euthanized by the shelter.

It seems like some dogs are just destined not to make it. We have posted Kilo multiple times, pleading for him to be networked bc he is scheduled for euthanasia & Riverside is on a killing spree. Still, he has a fraction as many shares as every other dog we have posted. Is he not cute enough? Not fluffy enough? Why don’t people care about Kilo?”

Dec 16: RESCUED Dec 9: now on euth list per shelter!✨ Kilo was left at the shelter by his owners 11/13/19. He’s not doing too well and he’s starting to show signs of kennel stress. He was friendly when approached but you can tell the shelter isn’t good for him mentally. Please share him. He is status RED and can be euthanized without further notice. Status: RED “Owner surrender. Showing signs of kennel stress"KILO (name on kennel card) #A1559511 62lbsI am a male, white and black Pit Bull Terrier mix.The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old.I have been at the shelter since Nov 13, 2019.My stray holding period ended on 11/13/2019 and I am now available for adoption.https://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=RVSD.A1559511Shelter address: 6851 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California 92509Phone: 951-358-7387M-F 11am-6pmSaturday 11am-5pmClosed on major holidaysShelter does not answer phones on SaturdayRescue department: Rescue phone: 951-358-7302Rescue email: rescue@rivco.orgRescue desk is 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.✔️Active military and veterans – NO FEE. ✔️Senior citizens – 50% discount**There are NO fees for rescues**

Posted by Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs on Monday, December 2, 2019

I am a male, white and black Pit Bull Terrier mix. The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old. I have been at the shelter since Nov 13, 2019.

Sadly Kilo is not doing well, and he’s starting to show signs of kennel stress. He was friendly when approached, but one can tell the shelter isn’t good for him mentally. Please share him. He is status RED and can be euthanized without further notice. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We are all this dog has left. Doesn’t he deserve better than to die at a shelter?

For more information about this animal, call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1559511.




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