Heartbreaking Video Shows Golden Retriever Abandoned By Its Owner

An animal rescue shelter has criticized a heartless owner who dumped her dog at the side of the road before driving away. 

A soul-crushing video shows a car stop before a golden retriever and a woman exit.

The dog goes after its owner towards the forest getting all excited for a walk before the she quickly rushes back into her vehicle and drives away.

The footage was shared on social media by I Paw’d It Forward which has now rescued the heartbroken dog.

A post read:

“THIS. This is what a dog that has just been abandoned looks like.

“They are still here. They are still waiting. They are still searching for you to return. They are confused. They do not understand why the humans they devoted their lives to, have disappeared.

“They are confused. They do not understand why the humans they devoted their lives to, have disappeared.

“Most of the time, we don’t catch them right after they are left. Most of them never make it home.

“We do our best to recover as many as we can, but we know we are just a small blip on the grand scheme of it.”

You can see the saddening video below.

Dog dumped by his owner at Orchards Park in Vancouver, WA

******UPDATE: Listen folks, the woman that did this is not some woman named Dominique. Whoever started sharing that photo and accusing this woman of doing this, needs to STOP, remove their posts, apologize to her profusely and hope that she does not SUE you for defamation and libel. Come on. ******Update 12:49am 8/8/20We believe we have been able to identify the owner. We will update as we have more information! Thank you everyone for your incredible leads and tips!****Update: So many great leads and anonymous tips! Thank you everyone. Stay tuned, more news to come as this all unfolds. We appreciate ALL of your efforts, leads, and most of all, love for this dog. *****This woman thought the best way to get rid of a dog, was to take him to Orchards Park in Vancouver, WA tonight and leave him there to watch her drive off in her Tesla with Oregon Plates.If you recognize this woman, her Tesla, or her dog, please contact us immediately. 833.360.7293. The dog is an older yellow lab. If you know a woman that drives a Tesla with Oregon Plates, who likes to wear spandex pants and owned a Yellow Lab, please, contact us PRIVATELY with any information.**************All, please know the dog is safe and not available for adoption at this time. This dog will not be available pending an investigation into what happened. We know this tugs at our heartstrings, but please know he is safe and being cared for. We will do our best to update if/when he becomes available.**We have the dog, the dog is safe.***Video Credit @Alyssa Ott and @Brandon Price

Posted by I Paw'd It Forward on Thursday, August 6, 2020

I Paw’d It Forward said there was simply “no reason to do this” and there are other ways to part with an animal other than just dumping them anywhere that’s convenient.

Hundreds of people commented and offered their help while also trying to find out who the owner was.

A later update on the shelter’s post said it now believes the owner has been identified and information has been handed down to law enforcement/animal control.

It read:

“Thank you to EVERYONE one that called in tips, that tried to make out the plate, that spent hours reviewing the video to put things together.

“I would like to take a moment to use this entire ordeal as a learning experience and hopefully, in sharing this video, give others pause before contemplating abandoning your animal.”

Hi Everyone.We know everyone wants updates on the lab. We have to ask you to please be patient and let us put in the…

Posted by I Paw'd It Forward on Friday, August 7, 2020

In addition, it warned people to be aware that not every animal they see has necessarily been dumped. 

“If you are in a rural area or not, near a park or not. More often than not, they have loving and caring owners that are searching for them and want them home,” the post said.

Give the owner the benefit of the doubt and don’t judge the situation until we get answers.

We have trapped a whole bunch of lost pets. Hundreds that if you saw them when they were trapped you would have thought someone had left them to die somewhere. I assure you, most humans don’t do that. “

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