Every time we hear about a family abandoning a dog, our hearts break. We heard about Bobby, a 1-year-old terrier mix at Miami-Dade Animal Services, and how his family dumped him at the shelter in December. Volunteers at the shelter dressed him in a festive green sweater for Christmas in hopes that a new family would take him home and show him the love he desperately needs. But by the time February rolled around, Bobby was still at the shelter and his time was running out.
Media outlets started to get wind of Bobby's story and help poured in. As of yesterday, Urgent Dogs of Miami reported that Bobby had a rescue hold. We reached out to Miami-Dade Animal Services but haven't heard back yet on his status.
While we're relieved that Bobby may be soon finding a new home, the fact remains that many animal shelters and rescue centers are full of other animals seeking a forever family. There are plenty of ways to help out if you can't promise a forever home to an animal, but if you are looking for a new friend, check out your nearest shelter and consider bringing one home.