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Senior Shepherd, Overheating At California Shelter, In Danger Of Being Put Down

Update 7/11/2024: Adopted!!

San Bernardino, CA – A senior German shepherd is struggling with the heat inside her kennel run at the San Bernardino City Animal Control. The nine-year-old dog was taken in as a stray on June 28 and nobody has come to the facility to claim her as their own.

What is known of her story has been posted to social media:

She’s older and overweight. She was found as a stray in the city of Rialto. She was trying to get into a resident’s home, frightened from the sound of the fireworks booming all around the neighborhood. In the shelter, she is overheating. The temps in San Bernardino are in the 105-110 range and they don’t have any way to cool down the dogs, who are mostly in outdoor kennels. They’re afraid she might suffer from heat stroke.

The dog, dubbed Rebel, is urgently in need of help and time is not on her side. Please share Rebel’s story to help her receive the help she so desperately needs.

Adoption link here.

Located At: San Bernardino City Animal Control
Description: Shelter staff named me Rebel and I am a spayed female, tan and black German Shepherd Dog mix.
Age: Shelter staff think I am about 9 years old.
More Info: I have been at the shelter since Jun 28, 2024.

Location: San Bernardino City Animal Control
Website: www.sbcity.org/city_hall/animal_services
Phone Number: (909) 384-1304
Address: 333 Chandler Place
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Note: Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the animal control agency. Thank you!

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  1. The shelter should find a way to keep the animals cool. I imagine Rebel wasn’t the only dog having trouble with the heat.


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