Nothing is worse than seeing the sadness behind a dog’s eyes after being dumped by their owners.
Here’s a story of Toots, an adorable little beagle, which got abandoned by her foster owner to a local animal shelter.
How Toots Got Abandoned
It all started when a family from California went on a vacation to Hilo, commonly called Big Island, in Hawaii. While they were spending their great time there, they found this charming little beagle named Toots.
They couldn’t help but fall in love with her, and so they decided to bring her with them and adopt her.
Six years later, the family once again decided to go on a vacation to Hawaii. However, rather than seeking for someone to take care of the dog while they’re on the trip, they abandoned Toots to a local animal shelter.
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#Repost @updatesforanimals (@get_repost) ・・・ ❤️TOOTS ❤️RESCUED 6/3❤️ ❤️Angels stepped in so this girl didn't even have to spend one night in the shelter. May her POS former owners have the worst vacation EVER! #A504559 ❤️💕🎈❤️💕🎈❤️💕🎈❤️💕🎈❤️💕🎈❤️ ———————————————————————— #Repost @chl0ster ・・・ #Repost @denise13dd ・・・ 😣Meet Toots – the heartbroken Beagle, who by far is having the worst day of her life. Her family surrendered the friendly pup, they adopted in Hawaii six-years ago, to go on vacation for several weeks. On Saturday, Toots was led into the high kill San Bernardino City Animal Shelter. Her photo reveals the panic in her eyes. Animal advocate and shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses tells the dog’s story: “Today I saw the most selfish of humans! Going on vacation in a week or so giving up their family member Toots who they adopted six years ago in Hawaii. That’s not the worst of it; they got a new dog they are taking with them. Who can look in her face and know you’re their whole world and still walk away?,” questioned Andrea. “You have a real nice vacation. I bit my lip.” TOOTS ID #A504559) is described as a six-year-old female, spayed #Beagle mix. Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. (Please note there has not been any information offered about the new dog – whether the family already owned the puppy or just adopted it.) Advocates want to concentrate on finding a loving home or qualified rescue organization for Toot as quickly as possible. Emotions are riding high – which is to be expected, however the rescue world is coming together to help a dog in need. Funds are being pledged for an approved rescue organization. Unfortunately, the #SanBernardinoCityAnimalShelter is closed on Sunday and Monday and no more adoptions are permitted today. For further information contact: (Photos and video of Toots the Beagle courtesy of Andrea Neyses) #dogoftheday #adoptdontshop #stopdumpingpets #sharingsaveslives #heartless ##shelterpets #Safe
A New Home for Her!
The good thing is, the animal shelter was publicly funded, which means they are open-admission, and they accept animals that are surrendered to the site with open arms.
Unfortunately, the shelter must also have to euthanize animals that haven’t been adopted for a long time. This way they can make enough space for new arrivals.
An animal welfare advocate and a friend of the shelter named Andrea Neyses had managed to take a video on how Toots was given up by his owners through Facebook. She began, “TODAY, I SAW THE MOST SELFISH OF HUMANS.”
In the video, you can hear how upset she was with Toots’ previous owner. She said, “They got a new dog they are keeping to take with them. Who can look in her face and know [you’re] their whole world and still walk away?”
Thankfully, another animal rescue known as the Chiquita’s Friends Animal Rescue saw the video and ensured that Toots would get her new home. She wrote, “Toots is so very scared but grateful she didn’t sleep at shelter one night. Rescued close of business by amazing rescue.”