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OUTRAGEOUS! Dog Surrendered To High Kill Animal Control Because Owners Are Going On Vacation - National Dogs | Examiner.Com


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, San Bernardino Animal Control Facility, Oso the Dog Abandoned By Owners In San B, ACTION! )

Michelle
- 449 days ago - examiner.com
Monday a shelter volunteer captured a heartbreaking video of a dog surrendered to the San Bernardino CA city facility because his owners were "going on vacation." Oso's terror and fear displayed in the video makes the abandonment even harder to take. HELP



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Michelle S. (455)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:42 pm
PLEASE HELP RESCUE THIS DOG! TWO-YEAR OLD OSO (BEAR) WAS ABANDONED AT A HIGH KILL FACILITY IN SAN BERNARDINO CALIFORNIA MONDAY BECAUSE---GET THIS---THE FAMILY WAS GOING ON VACATION!

!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

POST ON FACEBOOK, CONTACT NO KILL SHELTERS IN CALIFORNIA, POST, CROSSVPOST AND SHARE!

Petharbor link here

ID# A448744

Facebook link here

From the article:

The reasons that pets are surrendered to animal control facilities are many...moving, baby on the way, dog is too big, no time, digs, barks, or perhaps this...going on vacation.

On Monday, a shelter volunteer captured a heartbreaking video of a dog who was surrendered to the San Bernardino, Calif., city facility because his owners were going on vacation.

Sad enough that the dog is being tossed aside because of a vacation - but the video of the dog's terror at being left at the facility, makes it worse.

The owner was warned that the dog, named "Oso," would be killed if a rescue could not be found - but that dire warning did not deter the owner from leaving Oso behind.

What happened to Oso this week happens everyday across the nation.

In case anyone wonders if dogs "know" what is happening when they are surrendered to an animal control facility, this video of this dog's terror serves as a visual answer.

The betrayal, fear and sadness are readily evident in every portion of this dog's body.

Oso has been labeled "rescue only" due to his fear.

Please share this two-year-old dog's information with the hopes that he is rescued before it is too late.

Petharbor link here
ID# A448744
Facebook link here

 

Michelle S. (455)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:10 am
URGENT! Oso Was turned in at the high-kill San Bernardino facility on Monday because---get this---HIS FAMILY IS GOING ON VACATION!!! The agony and terror the dog experiences as he is being walked to the facility doors is captured on video and says it all: BETRAYED AND ABANDONED.

Due to his extreme fear and anxiety, they have labeled him "Rescue Only!"

Even when facility workers told the owner the dog may be euthanized, it didn't matter to them! They gave him a hug goodbye and walked away!!!!!

Please all you Facebook members and social networkers! Get the word out for OSO! Contact Southern California no-kill fosters and rescues to help this poor boy! His

Facebook link is here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150378955284977&set=a.71470379976.18363.71459069976&type=1&theater

Pet Harbor Link Is Here:

http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SBCT.A448744

RESCUE ONLY - ID#A448744

My name is RESCUE ONLY.

I am a male, cream Chow Chow mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Jun 22, 2013.

This information is less than 1 hour old.

From the article:

The owner was warned that the dog, named "Oso," would be killed if a rescue could not be found - but that dire warning did not deter the owner from leaving Oso behind.
What happened to Oso this week happens everyday across the nation.

In case anyone wonders if dogs "know" what is happening when they are surrendered to an animal control facility, this video of this dog's terror serves as a visual answer.


Oso's walk to the facility
The betrayal, fear and sadness are readily evident in every portion of this dog's body.

Oso has been labeled "rescue only," due to his fear.

Please share this two-year-old dog's information, with the hopes that he is rescued before it is too late.
 

Candy L. (478)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:19 am
They should be banned from ever having another pet. They couldn't get anyone to care for the Dog? Pitiful Tweeted This!
 

Mariann Rannenberg (151)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:28 am
Candy is right! These pieces of ? should never ever be allowed any animal. What a tear jerking story. If anyone lives close, can you help? Thanks, Michelle
 

Michelle S. (455)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:42 am
I just emailed two Chow rescues in So Cal but if anyone can please Google and find any other no kill rescues (all breeds) that may be able to help, by all means copy and paste the story and info into your email and get the word out!!!
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:04 am
I hope that everyone can find a solution, is there no end to this kind of selfishness?
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:18 am
i'm fighting hard to stay calm, he could smell the death!

i will forward to all my friends there MUST be someone who can help or know someone in San Bernardino CA

i can't understand people who have a distinct lack of conscience



 

AniMae Chi (407)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:36 am
i've sent to all on my list, i'm not on any social networks,
Michelle please let me know if there's anything else i can do.
i wish i was in CA!
 

Asli Vural (115)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:54 am
I am at work now so I can't share it on Fb or MySpace but sent to all on my e-mail list..
Paws Crossed!!!
 

Barbara F. (64)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:05 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks AniMaeChi!
 

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:07 am
Noted, shared on FB and tweeted. This is horrible!
 

C P. (96)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:21 am
Absolutely dreadful - these selfish b's should go on an Animal Abuse Register - poor chap deserves so much better than to live with these low-lifes, no wonder he is nervous. Pray he finds a good forever home soon. But it happens in the UK too - often owners don't even bother to give their pets to a shelter when they go on holiday, just tie them up somewhere out of sight or dump them. RSPCA said today they had a 34% increase in homeless dogs just over the last year! So so sad.
 

Michelle S. (455)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:22 am
This is the update given at the FB site. DO NOT MISREAD THIS! HE IS NOT RESCUED!

Almost Home has committed to taking Oso when there is a qualified foster who steps forward in Southern California or Lake Havasu Arizona. They need to make a home visit of those fosters who apply. The application information is below. God knows there are CRIMINAL FOSTERS OUT THERE! Pray someone SANE AND GODLY takes in this dog either as a foster or a forever home!

PLEASE KEEP NETWORKING! Google Chow rescues in the California and Arizona areas and copy/paste in the link to my story and the additional information. All it takes is a computer and some quality minutes to get the word out!

UPDATE - Tues., 6/25 11:50PM: SO CAL OR LAKE HAVASU, AZ FOSTER NEEDED!

Great news posted a little while ago by Val Israel! Almost Home Animal Rescue will take Oso with a qualified foster in So Cal or Lake Havasu, AZ.

Go to their website to fill out an app ASAP so they can set up the home check http://www/AlmostHomeAR.org.

Please help Almost Home get Oso to safety...be a hero and open your home to Oso.

Let's bring back his smile! Pledges will NOT be collected if Oso is rescued by Almost Home. They ask that the pledges be used to help other dogs...but don't redirect your pledge until Oso is safe and we know who has him. I hope this makes sense (I'm so tired!). Thanks!
 

Julia R. (290)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:37 am
Why would you take your dog to a high kill shelter because you're going on vacation? These people have no conscience when it comes to their beautiful dog! Shame on them- they will get their heartlessness back. So glad to hear the news above but he isn't safe until they can actually find a foster! I hope that a very sweet and qualified foster comes forward soon to foster Oso! Thanks Michelle for this update. Please keep us updated or anyone else on finding a foster for Oso so that we know he is completely safe!
God Bless him!
 

. (1)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:07 am
Noted with disgust! Thanks Michelle.
 

Michael Carney (209)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:23 am
Noted...So sorry that Oso has been put into this situstion, by ignorant selfish so called :Family" A family wouldn't do this to a Dog who was part of the family...I sure hope Oso gets rescued, or fostered so he could get the hell out of this place...
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:41 am
Noted. People like this should be put on a register so they NEVER where alowed to own a pet again!
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:54 am
Thanks to Barbara F. for the heads up and to you Michelle for posting this here on C2NN. Will be sharing widely! Noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:55 am
noted and shared
 

Shirley S. (174)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:56 am
What a SHOCKING thing to do to an innocent dog. Please somebody out there SAVE OSO!!!!
 

Shirley S. (174)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:07 am
Have forwarded to everybody in my group
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:27 am
Disgusting behavior of owner to give up pup to a high kill place just so he can go on "vacation". Ugh!

Ty, Michelle.
.
 

Debbie Williamson (267)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:48 am
Thanks Michelle. Tweeted and am now going to forward it to my friends here.
 

Carmen S. (611)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:56 am
Thanks Michelle, this is absolutely unbelievable and I hope these people are never allowed to have another pet, they don't even deserve a pet rock.
 

yvonne marie green (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:05 am
Those people are a disgrace to do that to Oso! May God Bless Oso & all those who are helping him to find his way to a truly loving home!! Things like this should never happen!!! God Bless!
 

Mike M. (53)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:08 am
It is good to see Oso be rescued from the shelter as well as the scum that dropped him off to go on vacation
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:09 am
Why can't people be more responsible? Pets aren't toys. I hope that Osa is going to find a new loving home.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:11 am
I think there is more to the story. He said vacation but he might be doing something different.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:12 am
Good luck Oso. Everyone loves you pup.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:14 am
so PO'd right now, definitely sharing
 

Barbara K. (84)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:19 am
I hope he gets a better family than the one he had. Good luck, Oso, hoping a loving family is out there for you. Thanks for the forward, Barbara F. and Michelle for the post.
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:25 am
Don't leave our furry friends unattended since it's like cruelty
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:28 am
This despicable sob needs to be beaten to a pulp - how horrible for this poor dog to have once had a home and then to just get dumped somewhere with people you don't even know. I can only imagine what must be going through his mind. It is unforgivable. I would get hold of his bloody owner and make sure he has a fatal accident. Poor Oso, and then to make matters worse they dumped him because they were going on holiday!!!! This is just disgusting. I hope this poor dog finds the best owners ever and that his life will be one of peace, happiness and love. May his previous owners burn in hell for what they have done to him.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:28 am
I don't understand the world we live in, what has become of compassion and rationality?
 

Charles W. (24)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:34 am
These imbeciles should be put on some kind of "sub-human" list that would prevent them from ever owning a pet again ...I hope it rains every day on them while they are on vacation ... I hope Oso finds a good home ...
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:35 am
OSLO has a HOME .....HER >>Darla Newlen Davis I live in Bakersfield, CA. Is that southern enough for him to become part of our family?
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:37 am
Karen Andreu He has over $900.00 in pledges on Maria Sanchez's fb page... he is on the rescue only list, praying for a rescue to step up for him AND HE HAS A HOME TO GO TO....



Darla Newlen Davis I live in Bakersfield, CA. Is that southern enough for him to become part of our family?

3 hours ago · 9..


Catherine Ritlaw fantastic, Darla!
 

Ginger Geronimo (443)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:45 am
This is beyond unfreakingbelievable!!! It sounds like there's more to it than just "going on vacation". I've went on vacations since I adopted my cat. I just leave her at home & my father comes twice a day to tend to her.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:49 am
Some people shouldn't be allowed to keep animals!
 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:01 am
i truly hope they die in a plane crash, or drown on a beach when they are on 'vacation'. this beautiful baby must be saved. signed, noted, shared. thank you, michelle.
 

Tom Tree (254)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:09 am

They should be identified & embarrassed on FB,Twitter ETC.
 

Susan B. (64)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:11 am
I sincerely hope someone saves this poor mite, as for the people who took him to that place, let me get my hands on them!
 

iveta cer (68)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:18 am
Horrible !!! I hope those idiots will never have pet again !!! Poor dog I hope somebody will adopt him ASAP . I wish for this owner HELL vacation !!
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:33 am
I cannot get this out of my mind. The young man is not really going on vacation. He has to leave town right now for some serious thing and he doesn't have time to research shelters. Just before he has to leave he hugs and kisses the dog. He could have left it in the street to get run over or caught by dog fighters. No one is perfect. I just know vacation is not the real reason. G-d bless poor Oso.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:52 am
I can't believe that people would be so cruel to surrender their dog just because they are going on vacation!?

God help this little angel find someone that will love him forever.
 

Eve L. (61)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:25 am
Heartless scums.. They should be killed too. That dog deserves more to live than those horrible ppl.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:28 am
Found the facebook page and left a comment. This happens way more than we want to admit. These people belong in the kill shelter, not this beautiful dog. I hope they can find humans who will know the value of this wonderful dog and provide a healthy, loving and happy home. There are days when I definitely prefer the company of my furry family to the company of humans.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:31 am
I shared. How sad.
 

Sara P. (57)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:41 am
I will immediately share it Michelle, I've no no no no no words for this, no words..........I can't understand......
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:48 am
Noted & shared!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:49 am
a disgrace,sadly noted 26/6,thank you
 

Ed Plenderleith (4)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:11 am
idiots
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:20 am
Noted with heavy heart. Much hope & many prayers that Oso will be rescued or at least transfered to a no kill for now. And you don't want me to verbalize what I have to say about this dog's so called pet parents. Thanks for networking Michelle, I have shared on FB.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:25 am
Shame on us, the compassionate set. I don't think for a second the young man is going on vacation. He is some kind of trouble. Instead wasting energy denigrating him let's help Oso find a forever home. Let's pray for the young man to get out of trouble and to learn to be responsible.. He could have dumped the dog in the street to be run over, starve, be beaten, or caught by dog fighters. He kissed his dog and hugged it. I know if he could keep Oso he could. What ever happened to there for the grace of G-d go you or I?
 

Colin Wright (60)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:28 am
Noted and shared with thanks.

I can 99% guarantee you there is no vacation involved. They probably had to flee before jail or bill collectors. I highly doubt anyone would specifically put a dog in a kill shelter instead of finding a no-kill shelter unless they were running from something.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:13 am
These people suck! How can anyone do this to a loving precious animal. Please someone give him a good home.
 

Anne S. (14)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:18 am
I hope Oso finds a good home! Heartbreaking. : (
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:22 am
he's so cute!
this is worse than my neighbors from hell who leave their dogs unattended for up to 2 weeks.
Doesn't anyone have a heart,anymore???
No one is helping this sweet pup?
what a cold world for a loving dog..he's too good for it,and absolutely too good for his owners,those heartless unthinking morons...wait till they get back and their dog is passed...HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:24 am
ONE THING TO ADD,SO FURIOUS
WE LIVE IN A DISPOSABLE WORLD,AND THOSE RULES APPLY TO ANYTHING THAT IS A RESPONSIBILITY
I HOPE THEY GET A GOOD DOSE OF KARMA,IF THAT ISN'T BROKEN TOO
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:26 am
oso means friend in spanish....what a tragedy for our friends
 

Katka Oelmann (215)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:26 am
Thank you Michelle. This is unbelievable.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:26 am
sorry I meant bear!
 

Valerie H. (135)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:57 am
Looks like this baby will be ok.....just read the update on Facebook...thanks Michelle for putting this story on...
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:04 am
God bless you Michelle, many hugs to you for your hard work and your huge heart. So glad the little guy will be ok.
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:06 am
Poor pup. I hope the POS rots for dumping this poor dog. Disgusting.
 

mariangela m. (125)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:29 am
Naomi, I SOOO agree with you!!
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:36 am
ugghh. this is not uncommon. dogs are dumped all over LA shared on fb.
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:46 am
noted with angriness upset!!!!!! what scumbags!!!!!!for God sake!!!! what kind of monsters are this two devils????? of course they do not going in vacations but not matter where they go they are two miserable bastards!!!!! they are not good for nothing!!!!!! where ever they go they just drop death!!!! they do not deserve to be in this planet. they do not deserve to be breathing!!!! I hate this two pieces of caca!!!!! I hope this angel be rescue!!!!!! grazie !!!!!!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:49 am
I agree with Constance F.
 

. (6)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:23 am
Noted and signed, sadly, hope someone sees this cute face and adopts him soon! Thanks Michelle.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:25 am
I hope they never have another pet. heartless excuse for a human being.
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:27 am
From the Facebook update it appears that Oso is being returned to his original owner, who has reclaimed him! I don't know if this was a scam to just get free boarding from the shelter for a couple of days, but my opinion of this individual is still quite low!
 

Julie E. (345)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:30 am
Noted, shared and shared some more. I am not going to bash the person that did this.
-FOCUS on Oso and getting him a forever home! Look at all the people that want to help him? Soooo many people are helping him by sharing and donating. THANK YOU ALL! Thank you Michelle for the post!
Thank you for the many forwards I got from friends.
I am now waiting to hear something positive about Oso (Friend). So far, it looks like he is going to be saved, :)
 

Julie E. (345)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:36 am
Update from Duane.
Could it be that this person does have a heart? It may have taken everyone stepping up and defending Oso and caring about him to make the owner wake up and realize that he screwed up. Now this person know's so many people are going to watch over Oso. Let's help this person be a BETTER person and dog owner. We need to educate not instigate!
 

Julie E. (345)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:37 am

SEE update from Duane. My words after that.
 

Millie O'Connor (180)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:53 am
How does anyone do this? Seriously, how do you just hand your dog over to almost certain death so you can go on a vacation? These people should be banned from EVER owning an animal again. They are not fit to be animal guardians. Someone, PLEASE help this dog get out of this death trap and into a rescue!
 

Michelle S. (455)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:53 am
Yes according to the recent FB posts the facility allowed the owner to reclaim OSO this am.
I only wish the dog had been picked up ny someone else before this happened. What a BS stunt to
pull on this poor dog. Imagine! Now it's time for the welfare community to continue setting their sites on homing
other death row dogs like Oso. There are THOUSANDS of them in line for the needle as I type. It's a tragic state ofaffairs. Thanks for all your supportive comments.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:56 am
I could not be happy on a vacation without my girl no matter how good a boarding kennel is. People think I am silly not to go on holidays, but my girl was a not wanted any more pet and she would be devastated if I left her. So I don't have any kind words for this person who sees the distress of his pet and still walks away.I hope that he gets haunted by nightmares for the rest of his life.
 

Millie O'Connor (180)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:57 am
Thank you, Michelle! :-)
 

Millie O'Connor (180)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:03 pm
I hope Oso's owner realizes what he almost had happen to this beautiful dog and is grateful he was given a second chance with his 'little boy'. I hope he NEVER does anything EVER again to jeopardize Oso's life. He should be on his knees thanking God he got his dog back. Thanks, Michelle. :-)
 

Charmaine Shannon (43)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:09 pm
This is a HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE, COWARDLY Thing to do to an animal that LOVES and TRUSTS YOU!!!! I think that this ???? was just looking for an EXCUSE to get rid of the dog....you know the "I'm Done With This" and go to somethind NEW Routine!! WHOEVER YOU ARE.... You should HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME and if this "BEAUTIFUL DOG" runs OUT OF TIME then you???? can live with "MURDER" on your Consious {if you have one} for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!! SO VERY SAD....
 

Mary T. (297)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:11 pm
went on vacation last week; made sure my son was home to watch my dogs and cats. what is wrong with people, there are people who woud watch the dog for free. sad
 

Val R. (242)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:18 pm
Animals definitely have feelings - when i picke up my Baby from the shelter I had to bring her back 2 days later to be spayed or leave her there the 2 days - I couldn't leave her and she was so scared and mad that luckily they allowed me to go back with her as they sedated her - she got back at them - she crapped on the floor - anyway - we don't go out in the car much but she's OK with the wonderful vet we have and knows after 3 year that she is NOT going back to that "BAD" place.
 

scarlett g. (141)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:25 pm
CANNOT BELIEVE a certified shelter(known for" disposing" of animals) would accept an animal on the basis of owners going on a vacation. There MUST be more to this story. At best it`s INSANE!!!
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:29 pm
Beyond words!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely heart-breaking!!! Fingers crossed this little one gets a real home with real people1
Thanks Michelle
 

Rita Davey (3)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:31 pm
Are these owners' so inconsiderate and inhumane to do such a thing. I'm sure there was a neighbour, friend or family that would have taken him in. People such as these, if you can even call them people should be put in a shelter. Do they not think that "Poor Otis" could not smell, see, feel? I just dont' believe how inhumane people can be. Unfortunately I am in Canada and "yes" some animals have to be put down. However for the most part the Humane Society keeps them for a long period of time for adoption before they even have to do such a thing. I have a dog myself "Milo" who is the love of my life. I dont' even know that I could put him in a Shelter where they would care for him while I had to go away. He is my "BEST FRIEND". Nobody could spoil him the way his Mommy does. The whole family feels the same way. The only circumstances that we would have to have him uthenized would be because he could no longer get up the stairs, see, hear whatever. Taking him to a Veterarian not a Facility and believe you me I would be crying my eyes' out both ways there and back. He would be buried in my backyard with a beautiful cross made by my Carpenter "Son". I just dont' understand how anyone could do such a thing, why get an animal in the first place. Its' disgusting to even hear this, my heart goes out to Otis. He is such a beautiful animal who I am sure is so full of love and compassion for his "owners" only to find that they dont' care about him to do such a thing. They dont' deserve a vacation, their vacation would be in a cage at a Shelter just like they have done to a "Friend" who loved them. I honestly do hope that he is found a home before his time is up. So sad....
 

Ela V. (84)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:51 pm
I'm happy for the update from Michelle, hope everything will be fine, i'm still gonna share this
 

Ela V. (84)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:02 pm
p.s. i have watched the movie and the owner speaks Spanish... is it possible this is about financial problems rather than going in vacation... or is it perhaps a vacation back to mexic and he can't take the dog with him? ... so strange...
 

gillian brown b. (70)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:05 pm
Kerser,now Oso!!!yes please,someone kind step up and please be an angel.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:27 pm
This is absolutely unacceptable!! I work at Almost Home Animal Shelter and I can tell you from experience that dogs and cats are dropped off all through out the day by owners who are either to lazy to care for the animal or just decided they didn't want it anymore its heartbreaking and you never get used to it seeing what these animals go threw even in the best shelters is so sad they are depressed scared and sad we do everything humanly possible to keep them happy but an abandoned pet KNOWS its been abandoned this vacation bit really takes the cake if you cant afford boarding or a pet sitter then you cant afford a pet sharing
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:42 pm
To bardzo przykre, niestety dzieje się tak i u nas. Wiele psów jest porzucanych w czasie wakacji, to podłe.
 

Michelle S. (455)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:47 pm
Ela V. Thank you for your input. Regarding the owner speaking Spanish: I can only address your query from a personal perspective and from my own experience.

I do not know the owners. I was the messenger here at Care2 for this dog with no personal attachments to workers at the facility, the family who turned the dog in or the author at Examiner.com.

There is no way I could have any background knowledge on their circumstances or their decision making process. The idea that they went on "vacation" was communicated by the author at Examiner.com who wrote the article.

Again, I am just a messenger here at Care2 posting stories when I can on issues regarding animal welfare that I find urgent and important.

That said, I live in Southern California where there is a sizable population of Latino residents. I think it's safe to say the majority of shelters and facilities in So Cal....and California in general....are able to cater to Spanish speaking residents who bring their animals to shelters. "Vacation" in Spanish sounds almost identical to "vacation" in English, so I have no idea why the owner used the term or what it meant to him.

I also happen to believe that no matter what language is spoken, non-English speaking residents know that animal control facilities are places where animals go for adoption or euthanizing. If this family actually REALLY believed the shelter was a boarding facility and not an animal control facility then the onus was on the owner to do the proper research.

I kind of find it hard to believe in a San Bernardino County animal control facility no one speaks Spanish or has a translation available. The owner had to know what "kill" meant!?!? If not, well, learn the language and become a responsible pet owner!

At the end of the day, owners attach cultural values and attitudes to pet ownership. I don't know what the deal with this family was. I can't wrap my brain around any of it. I wish the dog had made it into the hands of someone with more....what's the word? Knowledge? Savvy? Trustworthiness? I just hope the dog is okay and the family never puts the poor creature through this kind of trauma again.
 

Stuart Thomas (508)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:07 pm
Noted. What a sad situation for this poor innocent dog!

Thank all of you who posted for caring about this victimized dog.

The owners of the dog should be put on a registry so that they can never do this cruel thing to another dog again.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:19 pm
I had to calm down after watching this video. I am still shaking from the outrage of this cruelty. My god kennel him or ask someone to stop and check on him. Be responsible you took this dog . Dogs are not disposable items at your convenience, "he can smell the death" will be in nightmares tonight
Please let someone take this beautiful fella
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:21 pm
this guy's picture should be hung on every corner with" Murderer" underneath it
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:24 pm
NOted with deep anger. This kind of unacceptable human cruelty should be punished, I mean it, and this people should not be allowed to have pets any more, they´re sending a poor dog who did nothing wrong to a horrible sacrifice, for what???? Damn bastards!!! It really makes me furious and sick!!! I´d like to help but I don´t have a FB account, is there other way to help this innocent dog? please let me know, thank you Michelle!
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:28 pm
The story of "Oso Blanco" the most notorious prison in the Carribean, and the birthplace of two of today's most famous prison gangs: "Asociacion Neta" and "Los 27" (aka los Insectos".

I'm in agreement with Gloria P. I don't think vacation was the REAL reason. I left the first part to my comment as perhaps he might of thought placing the dog there was to "save" it's life, maybe someone was after him and also would of killed the dog. Who knows, I just don't think it was vacation but I am glad the dog is out of the shelter. I just hope that it's fate doesn't end up badly.
 

Kat K. (50)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:42 pm
This is horrible!! That damned vacation must have meant a lot to those non-caring subhuman beings!!! This is TRULY OUTRAGEOUS. In my opinion, even if the vacation was not the real reason, if they were caring people, they would have found a better place than this to surrender him. I live on the East Coast, so there is not a lot that I can do from here; however, I will send to all my Care2 friends in hopes that someone will open their heart and home to this precious fella, or try to help find him a loving home. Poor baby, I know he is so frightened, but if some good people adopt him, he will definitely be better off than where he was. God love his little heart~~he doesn't deserve this.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:48 pm
Noted, the owner is a scumbag.!!
 

Ena S. (244)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:52 pm
PEOPLE: They had an issue with their NEIGHBOR, they DID NOT go on vacation!

"Liz Senteney Here's what I'm hearing: They did NOT say VACATION, they said NEIGHBOR in SPANISH. Whoever took the video, I think misunderstood, attempting to translate. VECINA = neighbor, which could sound a lot like vacacion (vacation) I think someone made monsters out of the owners......"
 

Ena S. (244)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:56 pm
OSO WAS PICKED UP BY HIS FAMILY. Most of us wished for a better life for this pup with people more committed to taking care of him and loving him forever. I'm sure Oso is happy. I hope Oso's family knows how special he is. I hope they never do something this stupid or dangerous again.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150378955284977&set=a.71470379976.18363.71459069976&type=1&theater
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:15 pm
So sad for this cute little guy....being "tossed" around with in this way ...because of people's deeply unintelligent behavior!!...
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:18 pm
I'm so happy to hear Oso is ok. TY Ena for the info. What stupid neighbors.
 

Penny C. (79)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:19 pm
How sad.I would cancel my holiday before I would surrender my pet.
 

Nannette Ames (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:22 pm
I hope someone will save this poor innocent dog from being euthanized. I would like to find these stupid people How do you do something like this??? Some people just don't care and can't be bothered with an animal then why did they ever get one??? I hope their plane crashes or the boat sinks
 

Maria S. (102)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:26 pm
Sadly noted and watched the video. But I'm glad I saw Ena's S. post saying that OSO was picked up by the faily. As it seems they were not going on vacation. Most propably it was something else they had to put OSO in the shelter...not a vacation.
 

Maria S. (102)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:27 pm
Hope OSO lives happily with he's family and doesn't relive an experience like that again.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:34 pm
Noted. The article didn't give enough details for my taste. But the video itself was heartbreaking. I'd like a follow up.
 

Lydia M. (77)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:35 pm
Noted with thanks for sharing..
Such a sad story for Oso.. His callous owners ought to be banned from keeping animals in future.
It's a pity he was returned to them, as who know's if they may do this again..?
Oso deserves better than them.. Grrrrr !!! Shame on them :-(
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:41 pm
Noted Tks... Michelle These people should've be the one to be euthinized...I hope they don't do this to him again...
 

Michela m. (3928)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:07 pm

B A S T A R D S ! ! ! ! ! ! !
 

S J. (116)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:13 pm
Noted, thanks Michelle.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:23 pm
Bastards
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:48 pm
I was going to share until I found out he's been rescued so no need.
 

Millie O'Connor (180)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:56 pm
I just want to say that whatever they meant, 'vacation', 'neighbor', whatever, it still does not change the fact they brought that sweet dog to a high-kill shelter, I can't even use the word 'shelter' for a place that kills innocent, healthy animals. It's a high-kill house of horror, as far as I'm concerned. That dog could have been put down, and for what?! For having the misfortune of having idiots for owners?! I wish someone else could have rescued Oso, instead of being handed over to the a-hole that dropped him there. Bless you, Oso.
 

Pam Parsons (9)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:07 pm
Shared and tweeted. will do further sharing now.Thanks for posting this!
 

Barbara Mathiews (10)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:08 pm
Really why would they do that just dump him off at a Kill Shelter ..they just don't want the dog the very Least they could have done was try a find him a home before they left..they should NEVER have got a Dog in the first place..Praying he finds a loving home.Sooo Very sad :-(
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:48 pm
I hope that the family will be able to keep the dog and treat him well and not have to take him to a shelter again.
 

Salvador M. (174)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:23 pm
These people are despicable how could they discard a God living creature like this? There are some real F*&$ked up people in this world excuse my language.
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1083)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:07 pm
Poor baby, I hope he finds a forever home, with people who really love him, his previous owners certainly didn't.
Noted. Thanks Michelle
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:11 pm
“Many small people, in many small places, do many small things, that can alter the face of the world.”

Thank you all for helping bring this message everywhere!
 

Kay M. (351)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 7:17 pm
disgusting.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:16 pm
I'm a bit confused about what's happened to Oso but I get the impression the person who dropped him off at the shelter picked him back up. Like Gloria P. I think there's more to the story than "going on vacation". I know our local shelter would not accept an animal on that basis and would question the person more intensely to try to find out what was going on. If someone has the $ to sport themselves to a vacation they have the $ to take their pet to a reputable kennel, or arrange for a trustworthy friend or relative to take care of the animal. There are no excuses. A pet is like a child and must be cared for.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:16 pm
Thanks Roxy for the update :")
Thanks Darla for being Oso's savior :")

As for those who abandoned Oso for a vacation.... shame, shame, shame on you. And, remember, what goes around...... you'll get yours one day. Disgusting act of pet ownership.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:17 pm
Oh...and thanks Danilo for the forward and Michelle for posting this :")
Woof.
 

Ena S. (244)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:28 pm
OSO IS SAFE, BACK HOME W HIS ORIGINAL FAMILY!!! HE WAS NOT DUMPED IN THE SHELTER BECAUSE OF "VACATION" ... HE WAS SURRENDERED BECAUSE NEIGHBORS THREATEN TO KILL OSO, BECAUSE OF BARKING, THE OWNERS WERE WORRIED FOR HIS SAFETY SO THEY THOUGHT THE BEST THING TO DO WAS TO TAKE HIM TO THE SHELTER. THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE VIDEO DID NOT UNDERSTAND SPANISH ...THEY MISUNDERSTOOD VECINO {MEANING NEIGHBOR } FOR VACATION! THE OWNERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH. OSO'S FAMILY LOVES HIM VERY MUCH, WANT ONLY HIS SAFETY & HAPPINESS!
 

Laura H. (888)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:34 pm
Thank you Ena; my wish is that Oso is SAFE...details can wait!
 

Laurie H. (714)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:43 pm
TOTALLY SHAMEFUL!!!!! This poor innocent dog being treated this way, just heartbreaking!!!!!! FULL CIRCLE will come back around to the owner one day!!!! I so hope and pray for the most loving forever home for this sweetheart of a dog who has just had HIS HEART BROKEN!!!! I suspect that his home wasn't so good up to now. Low life trash ---didn't deserve to have this fine dog in the first place!!!!PLEASE keep us updated!!! SO ANGRY!!!!! Thanks so much Sweet Michelle for this posting & Dearest Kat for sending over~
 

Nirvana Jaganath (26)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:25 pm
WTF? Really sick!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:35 pm
Oso did not have a forever loving home why they could just drop him at a kill shelter! I pray a loving family comes for him & give Oso a loving happy home! I will share, Thanks Michelle for posting Oso's story.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:11 pm
I'm amazed at how many people ARE NOT READING the real story, but instead bashing the owners, who mistakenly thought their dog would be safe in the shelter. People, please read the UPDATES, before you start calling names and wishing ill on people who could possibly be innocent. I read the story, and I saw the video, and the owner seemed clueless, and did NOT act like he didn't give a damn about his dog. He hug and kissed it and seemed like he was also in distress. Unfortunately, and it has nothing to do with cultural differences, some people are just not smart enough to do the required research, especially if the people are in fear of governmental agencies or are facing a personal emergency. In a perfect world, yes, an owner would, should do the required diligence to find the best home for their pet, and made sure their pet would not end up in a high kill shelter. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world, and life can get very complicated. I think it would be best to use our energy and knowledge to find homes for pets in danger of being euthanized, and not spend our time bashing people when we really don't know the whole story. Just my two cents.
 

Laurie S. (73)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:25 pm
Beyond sad!!! Great post, Michelle!
 

Nimue P. (243)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:16 pm
People really make me sick! Thanks for the forward Kat.
 

Mariann Rannenberg (151)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:38 pm
PLEASE FIND THIS LOVING ANIMAL A HOME. I don't live in CA if I did I would take him. It breaks my heart to hear no-one can help yet. I will keep checking, praying he gets free. God Bless Everyone here.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:44 pm
I went to crosspost him on all my animal crossposting groups, but he was already posted in all of them. GOOD WORK EVERYONE. I listed another dog today as well, given up for the same stupid "reasons."

Facebook and Care2 are great for crossposting and networking to thousands of people at a time. I feel that both dogs will be rescued. LET US HOPE!
 

Marie W. (65)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:45 pm
Hope these ahole are going to a beach with very large sharks.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:00 am
Just read the update and see the original "owner" took the dog back. Maybe what Gloria said is what happened.....?
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:06 am
GGGGRRRRRRRRRR! I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO PUNCH THIS POS!
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:30 am
There should be a law that forces the owner to sign a contract that commits him / her to support their pet for life. as a marriage with children.
Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:31 am
What shall we do with all factory farms.
Love
 

William Barratt (41)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:55 am
Sadly this scenario plays out daily not only in USA.

I agree with Stuart Thomas. People who do this should be put on a register and banned from keeping animals, for life.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:09 am
This is just awful. If what is printed is true (and vacation is not just a cover for something worse) then these people should be banned from owning any animals in the future. No respect for life!
 

Irene S. (62)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:34 am
So the whole story turned out as a big misunderstanding?! And the poor family was target of ranting and raving because of a rumour?! At least the only wrongdoing, the family could be accused of is, not speaking english properly. AND they mistakenly thought, a shelter was a save place for an animal. What a crime!
 

Edo R. (71)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:08 am
People should end up in jail for doing such things! :/
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:15 am
Bloody hell, you either do not go on holidays or you do not take a dog (or any animal for that matter!)!
At the moment the rest of my immediate family is on vacation in Europe, amongst others visiting MY sister! Where am I? Home of course! I'm taking care of our precious fur/feather family, because unless we're dying, we take our responsibility seriously! Bloody Hell...some people, GRRRRR!
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:33 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:33 am
wtf
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:56 am
Thank you to everyone who is trying to help! This makes me furious as well. I am not on a social network either, but will share. I pray for this dog. I don't personally go on vacatons unless my Mom can come and stay with my dog and other pets. I would rather not leave them anyway. I cannot even type what these people deserve!
 

(0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:02 am
How terrible is that!!!!! Poor dogs!!! Thank you, Michelle!!!! What a complete downer!!! I just pray that there is a happy ending afterall.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:45 am
Here comes the tears and the anger again... poor poor sweetheart...
Also praying for a happy ending!

Thank you Michelle, and thanks Penni for sharing it!!!
 

tin leng lim (9)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:10 am
Noted. Please help saves the poor baby.
 

Monica T. (294)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:37 am
Noted and shared... Hope someone comes for Oso before it's too late...
 

KAREN G. (232)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:14 am
Noted and shared. HOW COULD THEY, HEARTLESS BASTARDS!!!
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:20 am
I'm sure Oso was happy to see his people again, but I'm not sure that he should be going back home with them! If they would dump him at this shelter once, what is to stop them from doing it again!

I hope these people learn to appreciate that a dog is not something to dispose of at whim. He is a devoted, faithful, forgiving being who will love you till the end.

Good luck little Oso! I wish you the best life possible!
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:28 am
Noted & posted on my Twitter page. I'm not a pet owner nor do I desire one. However, anyone who has one; it is their responsibility to ensure that the animal is healthy and cared for - NO EXCUSES. Going on vacation; couldn't he have found a kennel or a dog sitting business? Oh that costs money. Oso is a fine looking dog and deserves better. If you're moving and can't take your pet it is your responsibility to find a good home for the animal. I think all humane societies and other organizations such as the one mentioned in the article should have a fee of say $100.00 or more for these type of idiots.
I think all puppy mills should be shut down and all irresponsible owners tagged and a database created to log their names and addresses so they are never allowed a pet ever again.
 

Sandi C. (236)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:40 am
need an update did they save him?
 

ellen m. (222)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 7:56 am
Oso's owners retrieved him, but I wonder if it were not just due to the publicity...
I am worried about him, as god only knows what they may yet subject him to :-(
 

Tom Tree (254)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:05 am
Update via Pets Connect Us (Facebook): Oso was reclaimed by his owners.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:42 am
shared and noted. What in the heck is wrong with these people. The only thing I can do is Pray for the people that did this and for Oso. If there was a way to get him to me in Indiana I sure would adopt him.
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:50 am
That poor dog. My sister and her family went on vacation and my mom and I took turns "babysitting" the 2dogs and 4 cats.

My sister would NEVER have left if we hadn't been available to petsit. As you can imagine with 2 dogs and 4 cats you need someone there overnight with the animals. As it was, we had to call my sister and put her on speaker phone so the oldest dog would relax. The dogs were safe with us but they missed their family. The cat's of course are more "hey, as long as I have a lap to sit on and treats to eat, it's all good" :-) I can't believe these people would dump their 1 dog to go on vacation.

To me this dog is obviously not a member of the family. I worry for his safety and quality of life now. If they could stomach dumping him and then happily go on Vacation?? Cold Hearted people. I think bad publicity is the only reason they came back for poor Oso.

I am sorry for Oso...I hope these people appreciate how forgiving Dogs are. Unlike humans, dogs don't seem to know how to hold a grudge. They don't deserve the love of a dog.
 

Susan B. (4)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:37 am
OMG..I am so glad he has been retrieved, but not by his owners. He should be given a wonderful home where his family is not so freakin' damn ignorant. Blessings Oso.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:51 am
The update that the dog was retrieved by it's "owner" is posted on the Examiner site. Very weird, I'm sure there must be more to this story. Don't know how to feel about Oso being retrieved, can only hope for the best for Oso.
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:01 pm
I agree with you Esther, read the thread before you jump on. Read what Ena has offered. It was as I had said in my first comment, that Gloria had made it a point to say, this wasn't going on vacation. I said I think he put the dog there for it's safety. Not knowing what else to do. Please people it's all too easy to bash others when we don't know the full story to something.

Obviously there was more here than was offered in the beginning. The man spoke Spanish maybe he wasn't understanding it was a kill shelter, or what she was saying when the dog smelled death, or perhaps he didn't understand until he was talking to others on what he did and they told him what type of a place it was in his own language and he came back and got the dog.
 

Valerie H. (135)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:09 pm
ummmm....just read the update of this precious boy....don't know what you make of it though????

My gut tells me that he should NOT have been given back to his owners....I feel he should gave gone to the rescue that committed to him....
 

SHIREEN MCKEE (24)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:43 pm
PLEASE SOMEONE LET EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT THIS POOR DOG OSO...PLEASE PLEASE UPDATE US WITH THE TRUE STORY AS OF RIGHT NOW.. AS YOU WILL SEE FROM ALL THE COMMENTS HERE... MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DO CARE ABOUT HIS FATE ¨!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:18 pm
Glad to read hes back home..the way he was hugging and kissing his dog didnt make sense that he was coldheartedly dropping him off to go on vacation.
Esa left an update that the mans neighbors were threatening to kill Oso due to barking, so the owner thought hed be safe there. He spoke spanish and they obviously couldnt communicate very well.
see, there are always three sides to every story..his, hers and the truth
bless his heart, I hope Oso is really safe
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 2:58 pm
oops..sorry, I meant Ena posted the update..
believe me when I received this story I started flipping out but Im glad I read thru the posts and found out it wasnt what the story said..at least I hope not..great argument why those coming here who dont know English MUST learn it..Imagine how many misunderstanding there are every day..
Thx for the story Michelle..great to see everyone rallying around for Oso, but we have to remember we dont always know the truth of things..glad for the passion though! If only the rest of the world cared HALF as much like we do over one animal!
Thx Terry for the fwd
 

Mariette G. (150)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:36 pm
Thanks Ena for the update. I so agree with you Esther and Sheryl. Thanks Michelle!
 

Maria Barbosa (14)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 5:21 pm
done
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:05 pm
Dandelion and Esther....Thanks for the update...I am guilty of jumping to quickly on the proverbial bandwagon. And I am sorry for it. I like to think I am a non judgmental person but in this case I failed.

I am glad for this happy reunion. I like it when I am wrong about these kinds of things :-)
 

Alice Mullen (13)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:20 am
Thanks for the update
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:03 am
Ravenna, we all make mistakes, we all learn from life, and a mistake learned from is what we all need to do. That you came back with your last comment shows a woman of good heart and the courage to admit when one errs in judgment. I personally appreciate that in another.

As Gina said there is always 3 sides to a story and I fully agree with that statement. As a society of instant everything we need to be careful to not pass judgment so quickly. Remember those two young men who the newspaper accused of being at the Boston Marathon and that were the bombers. The paper showed their faces and yet there was absolutely no truth in the matter to it. That could of lead to their death had someone with a loose trigger sought them out, so we need to be very careful on who and where we point our fingers.

 

linda newman (2910)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:20 am
i agree with kat ~these people also are pigs who did this....
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:11 am
I've stopped tracking, people are still not reading that this has been resolved and most likely was a terrible misunderstanding. Pains me to still see people bashing others when they don't know the full story and do not take the time to learn about it.

Turn your anger into action, help to bring about low or no cost spay and neuter programs to your area so that fewer dogs and cats are born when so many are in need of homes.

Before obtaining a pet, check at your local shelters, do not support puppy mills and the likes. Find ways of shutting down puppy mills and educate the public to go to open shelters to adopt animals in need of homes.

Offer your home as a Foster Home for people who are in temporary situations that may find themselves in a bad spot, like this man obviously was. People who suffer from floods, hurricanes, tornados, need temporary homes until they can figure things out.

 

Sandra Penna (87)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:47 pm
thanks for the update!
 

Sa R. (51)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:59 pm
I don't envy the children of these slobs.
 

Chrissie H. (19)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:05 pm
People shouldnt judge until they know the complete story.It seems there was more to it and the owner mistakenly thought he was taking the dog to a place of safety away from his neighbours who had threatened to kill it for barking. Glad they are reunited and hope the neighbours are more tolerant now.
 

Sharon T. (6)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:55 pm
we are such a self-centred species... appalling...
 

Michael Holland (9)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:05 pm
Just when you think you have heard it all, along comes another bunch of idiots. I hope someone does a follow-up to make sure they don't dump him in a less public place. He certainly is a handsome dog.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday June 28, 2013, 5:36 pm
I hope someone breaks into their house while they are "on vacation" and steals everything they have! You put a dog into BOARDING or just plain stay the f-k home if you dont have the money! Hope they get sunburns from hell.
 

Michael M. (5)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:21 pm
WTF is wrong with these people? These people have no business having pets and really needs to be neutered/spayed to prevent them from breeding.
 

Laure Kairawicz (5)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:11 pm
Vacation heh? When you have animals, you take them with you or you place them in a reputable kennel or you have someone pet sit. If you can't do either then you don't have animals or you don't go on vacation. That's as simple as that! These people should be barred from having animals. I read that they reclaimed the dog. Honestly, I would not give the dog back to them. And I would try to find him a better home where people would love him and show loyalty to him. I was at one time unable to find a place to live because of no pets policy. I would have NEVER considered abandoning my dog and 2 cats..I was determined to live on the street with my dog and 2 cats...Stupid people!
 

Dale O. (190)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:53 pm
Interesting comment Dandelion G, I have read about some others elsewhere who do vacation and abandon their dogs so it does happen but you did have many interesting things that you commented on.

I was rather shocked that one commented about how the person should be beaten to death and if she ran into him she would make sure that he had a 'fatal accident', charming do these people actually read what they say? In the case of actual animal abuse, there are laws re cruelty and jail terms hopefully for the more abusive cases. I realize that some get very emotional about things but talking about killing people? There are courts around to administer justice. I know some don't feel the courts do enough but if we all administered our own brand of justice we would have a rather chaotic society.

For those that do abandon a pet to go on vacation they should be banned from having any companion animals for life as if they were truly interested they could always get a friend to look in on the pet or take the pet to their friend's place or even board the companion animal.
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:18 pm
I came back to revisit this story and clicked on the link, the page is updated stating that the owners reclaimed him, poor Oso.
 

Cindy L. (19)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:04 pm
Inexcusable! Outrageous! Despicable! Those people don't deserve any animals! Apparently they went to pick up Oso after their vacation... low lives! Hope they treat Oso kindly now but somehow I doubt it by their initial reaction. Praying for Oso...!
 

ALEXANDRA MCMILLAN (60)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:29 am
Just unbelievable - uncaring and pure evil. Think the owners have reclaimed him, but God help him is all I can think.
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:39 am
Noted & Shared. This is disturbing. A lot of people should not even be able to have animals. This makes me SO angry.
Thanks for posting Michelle.
 

Arlene C. (127)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:54 am
Horrible, signons
 

Linda F. (16)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 8:57 am
They should never be able to get another pet.
 

Yvette Fouche (1)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:49 am
Stupid people
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:54 am
Omg,sadly noted.Why don't family step up and take him?Anybody but them,they need no pets or children for that matter.Inconvenient for them I guess!:(!
 

Ana Lopes (77)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:14 pm
It happens a lot...
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:12 pm
Sadly noted
 

iveta cer (68)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:38 pm
Hopefully Oso will be safe with his original owner
 

iveta cer (68)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 9:54 pm
I hope they won't dump Oso somewhere else !!! It looks to me they don't even care about him , poor dog :( , if we go for vacation I put my dog to kennels and before she went there I was doing research if those kennels are good and our friends look after my cat I will never do this to my pets , they are everything to me . If they had money for vacation then they should spent money on proper kennels for their dog ! Shame on them !! Selfish people !!!
 

Akash Tolani (103)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 12:05 pm
done
 

Pamela W. (75)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:04 am
Noted !! The video was highly upsetting, seeing the effect those smells had on OSO - I can well believe he could smell death through that grill ..... and the poor thing was terrified from that point on. Whatever the owners reasons, there is no way he should have left OSO there once he had seen the fear and trauma of his dog !! I just pray that whatever the reason was (neighbour or whatever) that this never happens to this beautiful dog again !
Thanks for the article Michelle - and others for the updates - relieved to know he was saved !!!
 

Alex Keir (1)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:16 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Eva P. (1)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 3:13 am
Horrible..
 

Thomas Brueckner (43)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 9:59 am
This two stupid idiots have no heart for animals.How dump must someone be to gave such innocent dog to a killing shelter? IDIOTS NOT MORE AND NOT LESS!!
 

federico bortoletto (34)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 8:08 am
Notato e condiviso. Grazie michelle.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:45 pm
I so hope this dog lives a happy life with people who love him.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:00 pm
Can Oso overcome the terror of being abandon in the high kill facillity?
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:12 pm
Noted and sharing....
 

Sue H. (1)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 1:55 pm
Sems this was a storm in a teacup. Oso's owners had thought he would be safe in the shelter. Their neighbours had threatened to kill the dog because of his barking. The owners retrieved Oso and took him home. I hope he gets some obedience training to teach him not to bark.
 

Inconsolable T. (103)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 1:41 pm
The threat to kill a dog for barking, and the actual likelyhood of being killed at the animal shelter is in no way -

" a storm in a teacup "

Why should any dog be taught not to bark at all, would any of us be happy in being denied our right to communicate

This decision to leave Oso, to allow them to go on vacation, will haunt his human guardians throughout eternity, if he is killed.

" What we do in life, Echo's in Eternity "

I have not had a vacation in my whole adult life, I could not bring myself to leave any of the beloved animals whom have / are sharing my life, in the care of other people they did not know.



 
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