Bugsy has given up hope after four months at the high kill shelter. And he has reason to be depressed — he is on the kill list and does not have much longer at this high kill shelter. After being confiscated from his owner, life must have seemed like it would get better. But day after day, Bugsy waited for someone to see his beautiful amber eyes and fall in love. That hasn’t happened, and now he is scheduled to die.
It’s not Bugsy’s first time in the shelter. He was at the shelter last May, but his owner came and got him. Now, back at this cold and uncaring place, he will not be given any more time. He’s had since last December to be rescued, and no rescue stepped up. Bugsy is rescue only, and he’s not even listed online. No one sees him so there is no one to help him.
The difference between his first video and the fifth video is heartbreaking. Bugsy’s first video shows that he is a sweet and friendly dog. He enjoyed visits from volunteers and wagged his tail. His golden eyes lit up when they came to pet him through the bars of his cage. It shows a dog who is happy to get a visitor and who still has hope in his heart. But that all has changed by the time the last video was taken. Bugsy barely lifts his head even when the visitor is trying to pet him through the bars. His depression is like heavy weight, pulling down his body — even his eyes look like they are struggling to stay open. He is the very picture of a dejected, depressed dog.
Bugsy is calm and gentle. Once adopted, he would return to the happy dog shown in the first video. Dogs like Bugsy need time to overcome the trauma of being in a shelter. Dogs usually begin to show their normal personality after six to eight weeks in their new home. Bugsy needs a patient family willing to shower him with love and kindness. Even a foster offer would save his life.
Here is the link to his Facebook thread with links to the five videos volunteers took of him. They are heartbroken that he is going to die after being let down by all the humans in his life.
Bugsy is ID#A4825162. He is located at the Carson Shelter, 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Their phone number is (310) 523-9566. Shelter hours are Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please share Bugsy’s story! He desperately needs the power of social networking if his life is to be saved.
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