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Lonely Shelter Dog, It Is Hard To Be Happy After Two Years Without A Home

Wantagh, NY – It is hard to be happy when you have been homeless for two long years. A dog named G5 has been calling a lonely kennel run at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter “home,” but it is painfully obvious that he wants more.

Once upon a time, G5 had a home. He was picked up as a stray in 2017, but his owner came forward to reclaim him. In 2021, he was discovered in an abandoned home with squatters; held in a crate without food, water, or a blanket.

Fast forward to 2023…G5, now a senior dog at nine years of age, is living the twilight of his life in a shelter and losing all hope of ever having freedom or love in his life.

You can help change G5’s sad fate by sharing his adoption information. Somewhere out there is the perfect person for this dog!

Profile here.


G5’s forever home wishlist:
💙 no other dogs or cats
💙 patient & dog savvy adopters
💙 a quiet home without a lot of foot traffic
💙 if any kids in the home, need to be at least 17 years of age

If you are interested in learning more, and getting the most up-to-date information on G5, please contact the shelter’s placement team:
T: 516.785.5220

Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter. Animal Victory is not the point of contact and has no affiliation with this dog, or this shelter. Thank you.

Continue reading: After 246 days, 3-legged dog reunited with owner

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  1. shared. This is happening across the country. In SoCal, where I live, some dogs have been at the shelter for 3 yrs, other shelters are killing healthy dogs for space. People are abandining their dogs at an alarming rate. We’ve never seen it before. I have tried contacting the people in charge of the shelters but get no response. It’s an abomination!! No one is doing anything of any significance to put a stop to this. I am sickened by this, and expect better

    • Yes, we need an end to breeding, an aggressive spay and neuter policy and more. Shelters need more funding and expansion–and incentives not to kill dogs. Texas and California are especially bad.

    • It is such a terrible situation. Never have people of all kinds been so horrible to these poor dogs, adopting them when THEY (the people) are lonely and then tossing them out without a care. And shelter people, I can’t even imagine what is happening there. Too many no longer seem to have any heart.

  2. Try to get him in the NEWS as a human/humane interest story….,
    I’m sure there will be someone out there who will fall in love with him.

  3. First, there needs to be free spay neuters for anyone who needs it, without too much paper work. Next, there should be no new breeders licenses issued for the most commonly euthanized dogs in areas where those dogs ate being euthanized in large numbers regularly. The top breeds to be euthanized in Texas & California are Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, and Huskies. All animal shelters should be run by intelligent people who actually love animals, and should not be run by…well…the people that are running them now. And lastly, shelters should be greatfull to have volunteers & treat them with respect. Without volunteers, dogs don’t receive enough exercise & love. Volunteers are also responsible for posting available dogs on social media & saving a lot of dogs & cats on deathrow (like my dog!).

  4. Not Even A Blanket to Snuggle In? I. Sure Ppl.Would Donate If Asked.Paws For Hero’s They Get A dog from a shelter,and train them for Vets.1 is in New Mexco.A Vet. WOULD LOVE THE COMPANIONSHIP AND HELPS THOSE WITH P.T.S.D.

  5. Please be sure that this precious dog gets a good home with good people!!! There are a lot of psychopaths in this world, be aware of that, don’t let him go to the wrong place….

  6. I just rehomed a senior dog giveaway with half her coat missing, and previous owners hardly knew about her, and now aren’t responding? Despite this, all animals deserve to be loved I feel. I was told this girl was unknown with cats, and I took a chance and I have had no issues in 2 weeks. I hope G5, finds a “fur-ever home”! 🥰



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