Hearts broke when shelter staff watched Barley cry after his owner surrendered him and never looked back

Meet Barley. On August 25, 2021, this beautiful German Shepherd was handed over to the Riverside Animal Shelter by his owner. He never looked back or even said goodbye. Instead, his owner walked away, and Barley watched. When he was taken to his shelter cage, he cried loudly, not to mention his heart broken.

An animal advocate posted her feelings on social media: “Oh What a heartbreaking confusion and trauma it is for a pet to surrender cruelly and leave the poor The betrayed pet was stunned, overwhelmed, and heartbroken. The owner didn’t even turn back to ascertain Barley on longer . it's beyond cruel heartless, unacceptable and inexcusable to surrender ones loyal loving and trusting human companion.. Please help this beautiful natured sweet loving and precious darling boy today.”

Rae ******* Facebook PetHarbor adoption listing: Dog – ID#A1638503. I am a neutered male, 103.00 lbs, black and tan German shepherd Dog. I'm estimated to be about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since 08/25/2021. Available information: Email: adoptions@rivco.org or shelterinfo@rivco.org Phone: 951-358-7387 RESCUES: Rescue desk: 951-358-7302 Email: rescue@rivco.org

Shelter address: 6851 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, California 92509, Monday – Saturday, 10-4pm Open to the general public from 1-3:30pm Adoption fees are supported length of stay:✔️ 1-15 days $105✔️ 16-30 days $55✔️ Over 30 days All dogs listed as NEEDS RESCUE for $20 can also be adopted with a signed behavior or medical exemption.

For more information about this animal, please call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387 Ask for information about the animal ID number A1638503.  

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