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Small Dog Found – Owner Sought

A small lost dog turned up on a porch near Madera Elementary School in El Cerrito Saturday morning. We're publishing his photo and description in hopes the owner can be located.

A small dog was found on the front porch of a home on Devonshire Drive near Madera Elementary School Saturday morning, and the residents of the home distributed photos and a description in hopes of locating the owner.

The notice, distributed by the Arlington Neighbors email list, described the dog as

  • Sex: Male
  • Color: Black and Rust
  • Size: 15+ lbs
  • Breed: Terrier Mix
  • Coat: Medium length (may be just groomed)

"We have a dog and I can't imagine what the owner must be going through right now," said the resident who sent the notice to Arlington Neighbors. "...He seems to be groomed so I don't think he's been lost for long."

The dog was taken to the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter in Pinole, 910 San Pablo Ave., 510-724-3966, case number A687746, according to Denise Sangster, moderator of Arlington Neighbors.

Jeff Lichtman April 01, 2012 at 09:18 PM
The Contra Costa County animal shelter is not a no-kill shelter, which means that if this dog is not claimed or adopted within some amount of time it will be euthanized. I don't know how long this particular shelter will keep the dog before that. If the dog is chipped the shelter will contact the owner. The publicity should also help the owners find their dog. No-kill shelters in the East Bay include: Berkeley Humane Society: http://www.berkeleyhumane.org/ Milo Foundation: http://www.milofoundation.org/ ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation): http://www.arf.net/ East Bay SPCA: http://www.eastbayspca.org/ Home at Last: http://www.homeatlastrescue.org/ Furry Friends Rescue: http://www.furryfriendsrescue.org/
Irene Theodore Heinstein April 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Have they checked for an identifying chip?
natalia gonzalez April 02, 2012 at 08:07 PM
i feel bad for the little puppy that has once happened to me a very long time ago and i know how it feels i was very sad and i was losing hope of ever finding him again until he came back home.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elizabeth Whipple April 02, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Let's track this doggie's story and make sure he does not get PTS. He is indeed adorable. I hope his parents will retrieve him asap.
K Murphy April 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
The dog is still in Pinole. No one has claimed him.

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