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Puppy Abandoned Outside Shelter With Note From Prior Owner

Alexandria, VA – A puppy is in need of a new home after his owner abandoned him outside of a Virginia animal shelter yesterday. On Thursday, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria shared photos of the 13-week-old puppy, whose name is Aries.

The shelter knows the pup’s name because his owner left a note with him, providing some basic information.

While the shelter staff is grateful for the note, they would like to speak with his owner to get more information, explaining:

We appreciate you leaving a note letting us know his name, his age, and a few things about him.
We would really like to visit with you, so we can learn more about Aries and so he can be properly surrendered. If he is surrendered, he can be placed up for adoption without having to wait 10 days on a stray hold. Since he’s a young, vibrant pup, we know he would find a family quickly!

With a gentle reminder that abandoning pets is illegal:

We do want to remind our community that abandoning an animal is against the law and can be unsafe. We can help you find better, safer solutions if you can no longer care for an animal.

Find the shelter’s Facebook page at this link. 

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 facility. Thank you!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Most shelters, especially municipal shelters, do not charge fees to take in owner surrendered dogs/puppies, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, or whatever. The puppy has to sit in a cage on a 10 day stray hold. Doing this takes up a cage that is needed for a truly strayed animal, puts the puppy at risk of getting kennel cough, parvo, and other illnesses, plus costs the shelter more money in vetting, food and care. Shelters need proof of vetting-a hand written note is of no use. So, yes, abandoning the puppy on the shelter’s property was certainly better than dumping the puppy somewhere where it could get hit by a car, get attacked by a coyote and eaten, gotten shot, or ended up starving. BUT it wasn’t the right or the best thing they could have done. And don’t presume the owner’s actions was because of finances. Animals are surrendered to shelters for all sorts of reasons – “moving”, “not enough time”, “too active”, “just had a baby”, “barks too much”, etc. So, please don’t act like you know more than the shelter staff who have to deal with this issue EVERY SINGLE DAY of every week, of every month, of every year!!

  2. More people dump rather then paid a shelter to take their pets. This didn’t happen as often when they took owner surrenders and didn’t charge. Yes, I know it’s expensive to take in animals, but then stop complaining when people are out of funds because of Bidenomics.

    • Maybe many people should stop spending their money on junk and crap they don’t really need to survive. Amazing how people bitch and complain but still spend money on junk food, cell phones, all the gadgets that you don’t need but companies produce because people are so brainwashed and stupid they buy it! Cut back on all the crap!!!!! If people were decent they would spend their money on helping animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. PLAIN AND SIMPLE, IF YOU ADOPT ANY ANIMAL THEY ARE A PART OF YOUR FAMILY FOR LIFE!
    NO MATTER WHAT! THINK LONG AND HARD WHEN YOU ADOPT AN ANIMAL BEFORE YOU DO SO!
    THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE AND THINK OF THE ANIMAL IN THE FUTURE WITH YOU, IS YOUR ANIMAL GOING TO BE HAPPY IN THIS SITUATIONS? THEY MAY BE GOOD FOR YOU BUT IS IT GOOD FOR THE ANIMAL?

    I DO NOT LIKE WHAT HE DID, BUT I AGREE THAT AT LEAST HE DID IT THE RIGHT WAY.

    SO HAPPY SWET DOG ARIES IS IN HIS LOVING,CARING,SAFE, FOOOREEEVVVER FAMILY AND HOME NOW!

  4. While yes, you shouldn’t abandon any animal, I feel at least this pup’s owner, had his welfare at heart. He looks to be well cared for, and at least they didn’t dump him in the woods or on side of a road somewhere. I hope they do get in touch with the shelter, so things can be done right, and their conscience can be put at ease. He is absolutely adorable and should have no problem getting the right home for him. I would like to tell people thinking of getting a dog, do your research. Consider your lifestyle when getting any pet. Talk to the shelter staff so they can match you with the right pup for you. Don’t get a breed because it’s what you’ve always wanted. Every breed has it’s specific needs, when it comes to space, excercise, and so on. And, if you make the wrong choice, it’s the dog who suffers the most. ❤🐾

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