If we ever find ourselves unable to care for a dog, and we can’t rehome them with a new forever family, the next best option is to take them to an animal shelter. After all, stray dogs often suffer terrible fates on their own, and shelters are designed to help.
Yet just because dogs are better off in shelters than on the streets doesn’t mean that they’re in the clear. One woman learned this the hard way when she brought a pregnant stray dog to her local shelter.
On November 16, Carol decided to check up on Brownie at Tulsa Animal Welfare. She was shocked to learn the shelter had euthanized the pregnant dog and her puppies.
“We already have one mom with 10-day-old puppies and another mom with 10- to 15-day-old puppies in the shelter, and we did not need any more puppies,” said Jean.
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Carol has every right to be upset, but part of what makes this story so frustrating is that these puppies could have had a chance if Carol had simply informed the shelter of potential homes. Never forget to check a shelter’s adoption and euthanasia policies before surrendering dogs to them!
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