Dog friendly in shelter video to be killed for “aggression” according to shelter

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Update: Lester was rescued! Those who helped make sure that instead of being killed, Lester will be safe with a rescue said that social media helped get Lester extra time and saved his life!!

Volunteers and animal rescuers are furious that Lester, a male dog at Miami Dade Animal Services is on the euthanasia list for aggression. They have posted a video of Lester in a kennel with another dog, both apparently wagging their tails at passersby. This does not appear to be a dog who is aggressive to other dogs.

Poor Lester has been at the shelter since September — almost three months. It’s no wonder he is depressed and anxious. Shelter life does that to a dog. But is this another case of the shelter mislabeling a dog as “aggressive” — even when video and photo evidence shows otherwise — so they can kill Lester and have his death not count under “no kill” rules because of his supposed aggression?

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No aggression to be seen here

lestersadLester has not been neutered. He is listed as a five-year-old American Bulldog mix. There may be more information on his Facebook thread. He urgently needs social media to share his story to give him a chance to live.

Lester is ID#A1815859. His current status will be shown on his PetHarbor page. He is at Miami Dade Animal Services, 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. The phone number is (305) 884-1101. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Email:pets@miamidade.gov for more information.

Please note that I do not work at the shelter. Do not post pledges or offers to adopt in the comments — they will not be seen by the shelter. Contact the shelter directly to help, or visit the Facebook threads for more information. Also, only respectful, profanity-free comments will be approved.

 

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