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Dog Delivers Puppies at High Kill Animal Control Facility in California

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The photo of a mother dog peacefully slumbering with her innocent, newborn puppies would be endearing, if not for the location that the photo was taken.

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Sophia P (162)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:21 pm
Please take a moment to network for this family, before it is too late.


Shelter location: San Bernardino City Shelter - Phone: 909-384-1304, Address: 333 Chandler Pl., San Bernardino, CA 92408
ID# A443087
PetHarbor link here
Facebook thread here

. (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 12:25 pm
This is the reality of kill shelters across America. In NJ, some shelters do not give an adoption period; they are simply put down.Newark is the best example. and all the other urban cities are not much better.

Brenda Nelson (3)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:11 pm
Do not blame the kill shelters, they kill because there are not enough homes. They are open admission, they do not have the same rights to refuse pets as "no-kill shetters"do. Blame the people who did not spay this dog in the first place.

deb s (145)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:12 pm
either way no kill kill shelters these lives should be saved I never will understand why GOD allows ones to be born just to die without a life to live and yes the owner should have been responsible so that may be what we need to change is making better pet owners to not have this happen no or less abuse neglect reach a day when all the animals are saved and have homes or become working service animals help the sick cancer patients, but not abuse and experiments studies a plan that can come true

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:49 pm
This beautiful family may pay the price of an irresposible owner who abandoned a pregnant, unspayed dog.
I pray that they might be saved. And cry for all the others that have been discarded.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:00 pm
Humanity must learn to respect all lives as their own is treasured! Life is a God given gift to every being. God gives life & only he can take it back, all others are murders punishable by laws! Mankind has no right to take another beings life. These are healthy puppies & have done nothing wrong by being born. Save this mom & her newborn pups. I share with my friends to forward to save them all. Thanks Sophia for posting this story!

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:23 pm
Thx, will FWD-but that is from 22 March-makes me wonder if it is perhaps too late.. thx Sophia and Henriette

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:39 pm
i do not think it is too late. we must pray that this beautiful and innocent family still has time. i pray to God that they are rescued. noted, shared, forwarded. please, won't someone have mercy on them? thank you, henriette. thank you, sophia.

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:13 pm
it's looking good, you guys. the dog has an 'abandoned' hold on it until thursday. there's a woman in oregon who is all set up and ready to take mom and babies. there are $655 in pledges for transport. they just need a rescue to facilitate.

Katka Oelmann (279)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:18 am
Fwd. TY Henriette & Sophia

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:40 am
Hope they are saved! There are so many to be saved, and so few families and humans to do so!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:15 am
Animals deserve all the love and appreciation, without exception. Noted , thanks .

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:19 am
I only wish I had a giant place to live. I would take all these animals and more.

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:26 am
@Brenda Nelson why we called it shelters? First we need to know what is the meaning of shelters then work according name.
Actually Human being (administrator) is so selfish they design everything according their view or benefit. When they need they design when they don't need they destroy.
Same case will be happening with human beings. When they need oil or gas or radioactive elements they make relation when they don't need they break relation.
We saw whole the world according our view. We must see the world AS IT IS. We must respect and show gratitude for all units in this existence.
We can't stand without these units which is our main base.
Hope this innocent and beautiful creature will get it's right of living.

Lynn D (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:26 am
Kill shelters should not be in use anywhere! Thanks for info!

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:29 am
Thanks Henritte for sharing. Thanks Sophia. Sorry for any mistake...

Gabriele R (26)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:39 am
I agree with Mariann and wish I could give more animals a home.It is so sad to see pictures like this.

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:06 am
The Innocent paying with their live's the fault of the guilty!

Please people, don't allow more innocent live's to die for your Irresponsibility, spay and neuter your animals!

May the Almighty help this innocent family find loving homes.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:12 am
Noted - heartbreaking to say the least. I have taken in so many rescues off the streets just so that they may know the meaning of love, kindness and compassion, of a bowl of food and water, of a safe place to sleep at night, and on a hot summer's day, the feel of coolness from an aircon. I have given my animals the best care and the best life any dog could ever dream of. And yes, they are all sterilised. When I look at them I think of all those precious animals out there that deserve to have the same life, but don't. And I blame us!!!!

Brigitte Nouari (3)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:33 am
J'espère que quelqu'un aux Etats-Unis fera le maximum pour sauver cette petite famille. Cela me déchire le coeur d'être de l'autre côté de l'Atlantique car même si j'ai partagé sont histoire sur mes réseaux, j'ai davantage d'amis en Europe qu'aux Etats-Unis. Je ne comprends pas comment on peut appeler un abri (refuge) un endroit où les animaux sont mis à mort sans état d'âme et sans compassion. Je souhaite très fort que Dieu vienne en aide à ces animaux innocents qui se trouvent là à cause d'humains sans coeur...

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:41 am

paolo gualandri (6)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:44 am

Migi H (19)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:49 am
I feel so bad for the poor dogs, it should be a joyous event if not for the fate awaiting them. I hope they will be saved and adopted by a kind soul!

Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:23 am
Thank you for the up-date Catherine.

Patricia H. (440)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:30 am
sadly noted

Margaret B (96)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:32 am
thankyou catherine Turley for optimistic update. At least too, the bitch and her pups are in a warm bed and not out in the streets

Danuta W (1249)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:45 am

Liz NO FWDS G (70)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:51 am
Noted and signed with hope in my heart that this beautiful little family will be saved and found a loving home and to know love and happiness,it will be heartbreaking if they are all put to sleep,praying its not to late!!! If only selfish people would spey/neuter their pets then this sadness would not happen and these gorgeous puppies would have a life,if you love your pets then you would not let this happen as for dumping her on the streets how callous can someone be!!!!! Keeping them all in my heart and thoughts for a happy ending.Thank you Henriette and Sophia.Liz Xx

Anne W (11)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:01 am
I hope they are saved - but not only them - there are thousands like them in shelters all over the US and all over the world who are condemned. Just as disturbing to me was the picture on the left side of the page of the cat skin "rug" that someone has been trying to sell. The picture is horrendous - the cat's head is still on the end of the rug and the face is just so haunting. I couldn't read the article, the picture was too upsetting. I hope the b*st*rd who did that gets skinned alive someday.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:02 am
Noted, thanks.

Marcel E (347)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:25 am
Noted, thank you

Many Feathers (139)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:30 am

Tanya W (65)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:44 am
Noted & shared and wondering what we can do except put one food in front of the other......and have hope!

cecily w (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:01 am
It's not the shelters' fault. It's the fault of breeders who deal in blood money, and the bought and paid for politicians who kowtow to these constituents who consider animals a "product". It is also due to owners who can't be bothered to have their animals spayed or who let them roam.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:09 am
Noted, thank you.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:17 am
Please allow them a better home

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:21 am

jaya S (26)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:25 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma

jaya S (26)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:27 am

karen n (57)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:44 am
kill shelter in this case should go out of there way just a little bit and find this dog a no kill shelter or a foster family or a rescue organization-its the least they could do!!

karen n (57)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:50 am
i clicked on the pet harbor link,i cannot find an actual e-mail for this place-anyone know it? thanks

Iveta cer (41)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:56 am
Omg this is horrible !!! I wish to help somehow ! Poor mom with her babies :( . Thanks

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:25 am
So sad

Lisa W (143)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:34 am
I will do my best and also pray that this beautifull family is saved!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:05 am
Thank you

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:11 am

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:41 am
will share!!

Angelika R (143)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:08 am
Thanks Catherine for checking into this and bringing us some hope and fairly good news!

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:19 am
I really hope that this family has find a new home in Oregon
Noted - thank you Sophia and Catherine for the beautiful news, ty also to Katka for the fw

Veerle V (44)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:21 am
Thanks Sophia and Katka for posting, will share !

Michela M (3964)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:59 am
So sad!!

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:05 am
Very sadly noted ...

Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:59 am
sadly noted

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:29 am
noted sadly

kathy P (483)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:33 am
May this mamma and her babies be saved in time. God Bless them. They are so innocent and beautiful and only deserve love, food and long life. My prayers to each of them. May some wonderful soul help these babies.
Kill Shelters should be outlawed. I hope in my lifetime I see this happen.

Beth M (138)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:54 am
Unfortunately, too many animals will be put down today because of irresponsible humans.

. (7)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:27 pm
Too many people do not consider their animals family, what a shame for this mother and pups! Noted sadly. Thanks Sophia.

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:57 pm
What piece of filth discards a pregnant dog? Next-there should be no kill shelters anywhere. Spay and neuter! Why is that such a hard concept to grasp? I pray for these babies and pray that someone will rescue them and hope that I hear an update soon saying just that. No more killing of our animals because some people either don't give a damn or are plain irresponsible

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:58 pm
sorru..TY Sophia and all for the fwds...........

Beth Tatum (95)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:59 pm
I just saw on the FB page that a rescue group has agreed to take Libby and her babies. Thankfully they will be safe.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:05 pm
Noted. Thanks Sophia for the post. Thanks Henriett for the forward

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:20 pm
It's a relief to see the update that they are being moved. Thanks.

michelle t (41)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:45 pm
Please keep us posted when hopefully Mother dog and her puppies leave the klil animal pound

S J (130)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:16 pm
I hope they all will be saved. How about other dogs or cats in that shelter? So sad!

ilja c (48)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:19 pm
America shame and to blame. More underdevolped countries started with NO KILL STRATEGY. USA iconsider
State as leader ,than consider to be the leader of No kill policy regarding animals and example what's right.
"Fire chief in Wisconsin suits up to rescue dog struggling in icy water"-prove citizens of USA care.


samantha l (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted. B

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:00 pm
very sadley noted!!!! i hope this family get help!!!!! its horrible!!!! the mother and the babies are bellissimos!!!!! they deserve to live!!!!!! and be alive!!!!!! grazie Sophy!!!!!!!!

Connie O (44)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:19 pm
very sad :(

Mary T (178)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:21 pm
So very sad I do hope that these poor innocent animals are saved, They are many more that are in shelters that need saved, Stop breeding and save the ones in shelters.

Nancy M (197)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:22 pm
They look so sweet and innocent. I hope they all find homes soon. (Rescue)

Sophia P (162)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:07 pm
Last comment on facebook guys,

Laara Tylor We are trying to get them on Wednesday morning, as the shelter will not release until the 28th!! We have got a transport in place too, Lorrie Renwick Haner, for the 28th!! Please keep sharing for this poor momma and her 7 new borns!!!

Keep your fingers crossed and SHARE!!!!!!

Esther Z (94)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:31 pm
Noted and FB share.

Christine S (134)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:56 pm
Thank you to all the people trying to help mama and pups.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:02 pm
noted with prayers for finding a good home together

Linda P (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:07 pm
What kind of low life just up and leaves a pregnant dog like this. I will never understand how some one could do this. Hope they find the scum that did this. I hope this precious family will be helped.

Freya H (357)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:12 pm
Years ago I took a pregnant cat off the streets. I made sure that her little 'uns found responsible forever homes, with loving human servants who had them fixed, and then took Mama Kitty to the vet for the "big snip."

Betty Kelly (4)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:05 pm
My heart aches at the thought of destroying these precious animals being destroyed. Californians please step up and give them loving homes.

Elsie Au (259)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:22 pm
Blame it on the irresponsible humans who did not care to spay/neuter their anilmals. Some are just pure ignorant but some with their misunderstanding that by doing so, they are "abusing" their pets. I am working on convincing my co-worker to fix her male cat. She did all for all her female but not with her male one, she just said that he will not bring more kitties home and she "feels" sorry for him. I tried to explain to her that there will be female cats in her neighborhood that will get pregnant but she just brushed it off saying that all her neighbors are nice and will take care of all new kitties anyway. Well, I will not give up on trying this!!!

Alison A (244)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:37 pm
Posted on FB two hours ago -

Laara Tylor "We are trying to get them on Wednesday morning, as the shelter will not release until the 28th!! We have got a transport in place too, Lorrie Renwick Haner, for the 28th!! Please keep sharing for this poor momma and her 7 new borns!!!!

Mum and pups are not safe yet, sometimes these shelters pull tricks and the dogs are killed before a rescue turns up, so please continue to share. The pull fee is quoted at over $300, plus they will need to be cared for until pups are ready to go to their new homes.

Noted and shared, thanks Sophia.

James Merit (144)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:49 pm
Noted, shared. thank you for post and all who are updating.

. (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:20 pm
Beautiful photo. I hope they're still alive.

Kathleen S (7)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:11 pm
To this shelter and others like it: We here in the North have animal shelters that take rescues from different parts of the country. The animals find good homes. We have a no-kill shelter in Springfield, MA that has done wonderful things with animals. Yes, the responsible thing to do is spay animals because there are not enough good, loving homes for them.
My son, and his wife adopted three dogs rescues from the South and they have been the most loving dogs. All animals deserve a chance. Please, save the mom and pups.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:23 pm
Noted...Wishing that this family will be saved...I just wish people would spay and neuter their Pets, and we wouldn't have a problem like this...

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:24 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing Sophia.

Laurie H (817)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:35 pm
Thank you Sophia and Katka for sending over! I will say a prayer for this family to find a happy forever home. No doubt, if everyone would spay and neuter, there would be so much less suffering. Shared & Hopeful~

De D (96)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:55 pm
What a sweet and beautiful picture! I hope that this mother dog and her pups are rescued before it is too late.

Stephanie M (218)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:57 pm
As a dog lover, I have to say as loathsome as kill shelters may be look at the alternative. Wild and unfed
packs roaming the streets, skinny, diseased and abused. I think death is the better option.

Angie V (41)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:39 pm

Jo S (619)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 6:13 am
Action taken. Thank you Sophia for all the info!

Jade N (22)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:23 am
oh no i hope and pray those poor things are adopted out!

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:18 pm

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:59 pm

cathie S (154)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 12:03 am

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 3:59 am
noted, thank you for sharing

Sara P (57)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 9:20 am
Noted and shared. Thanks a lot Sophia.

P A (117)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:53 am
Poor darlings - I do hope they are alright!
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