[Update below this article.]
Houston, TX – A video of a dog sitting atop his cot at the Harris County Animal Shelter has been circulating on Twitter all morning. He looks to be pitifully dejected. However you want to describe his demeanor — scared, sad, despondent, or all of the foregoing emotions — he sits facing the wall to his right with his head held down and his eyes averted. He doesn’t dare look at, or toward, the videographer.
In the video, you can hear the videographer providing his information. His name is Toby and he was surrendered by his owner. He’s heartworm postive. The videographer goes on to say, “He’s so scared, he won’t even come out of his kennel.”
Whatever the reason behind his surrender, the image is sad and the optics aren’t positive for the owner who surrendered this apparently sensitive dog.
Information on Toby as it appeared on Twitter:
36 Hrs Notice!
Toby Has To Be Out By End Of Wednesday!!
Please Help This Poor Baby!
Harris County Animal Shelter
620 Canino Rd
Phone: (281) 999-3191
Update: The shelter information showed that a rescue organization showed interest in Toby. A later check on the shelter’s website no longer has Toby listed.