Shelter pup is ‘kennel stressed’ after 3 weeks and scheduled to die

At the Riverside County Shelter in California, a young German shepherd is barely a year old, but is scheduled to be humanely euthanized at anytime. His crime? Nicholas is “kennel stressed” after having spent three weeks in a shelter cage with no real stimulation.

Check out his video:

“He barked at the volunteer as she approached his kennel, but then turned into this (above video). Just happy for a little attention. What Nicholas would do for some time spent running free, with some blades of grass to tickle his puppy nose.

He exhibits severe kennel stress to people passing by his kennel, however it only took him 10 seconds to realize I wasn’t there to hurt him when I visited,” a volunteer wrote on social media. “He sat eagerly wagging his tail quiet.

He needs a reputable rescue to help him as he can be euthanized without further notice.”

His status is “RED”

NICHOLAS #A1555694 I am a male, tan and black Shepherd mix. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 1 month old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 22, 2019. My stray holding period ended on 11/02/2019 and I am now available for adoption.

Shelter address:

6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Phone: 951-358-7387
M-F 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
Shelter does not answer phones on Saturday

Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email:
Rescue 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 $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.

Active military and veterans – NO FEE.
Senior citizens – 50% discount

There are NO fees for rescues.

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