Homeless teen surrenders canine to MS animal shelter

UPDATE: The teenager has been reunited with his dog. See our current tale coming to WREG.com Friday afternoon, or see it on News Channel 3 at 5 p.m. Friday.

Kris Robinson, Interim Shelter Director at the Senatobia-Tate County Animal Shelter, would shortly learn the young guy was 17 years outdated, and he came to the shelter with a person easy request.

“I was just sitting up listed here in the workplace and experienced just finished some cleansing, and noticed a young gentleman walking across the area with what looked like a puppy in tow,” Robinson stated. “He came in and he asked if he could depart his puppy here and I stated, ‘Buddy, we are so comprehensive.’ And he claimed, ‘Well, I can not get treatment of her any longer.’ He said, ‘I live beneath a bridge,’ and it broke my coronary heart.”

Robinson stated she does not know precisely where the bridge is the teenager promises to be dwelling below and she wouldn’t reveal his title.

But she said his motive for coming to the shelter induced her to promptly make room for the puppy, an lovable Rottweiler/German Shepherd pup named Jada.


Robinson mentioned the young gentleman explained to her he remaining Jada in a tent when he went out to attempt to locate function, and she’d broken out of the tent.

He informed her he didn’t even have a tent anymore and was not capable to feed his dog.

“So he asked if we could get her and I mentioned, ‘Of program,’” Robinson reported.

She reported the teen surrendered Jada and still left her with a bag of pet food items.

The illustrations or photos sparked local and nationwide curiosity in Jada and her owner’s circumstance, which Robinson figured out may perhaps be concerns he’s acquiring at home.

A post on the shelter’s Fb web site produced virtually 2,000 reactions and 2,000 shares in just two days.

“I’m in New York, but will fortunately pitch in to aid get the pet dog again to her boy and get equally of them a harmless position to be able to live with each other,” a person commenter wrote.


Robinson could not hold again the tears, even now making an attempt to approach the teenager’s devotion to his pet.

“For this youthful man to just be 17 and down on is luck, and no subject what troubles he’s going through, he still took the time to stroll her above her and make guaranteed any individual was heading to just take care of her, I imagine that suggests a large amount about his character,” Robinson mentioned.

Robinson claimed requests to undertake Jada have been pouring in, but the puppy will continue to be at the shelter for a whilst, at minimum right until her owner decides he can resolve his private difficulties and be ready to care for the puppy. She will keep the public up-to-date on the shelter’s social media webpage.

She explained associates of the neighborhood achieved out and provided any assistance they can to the teen.

The Senatobia Police Section introduced Thursday evening that they safely and securely positioned the 17-calendar year-previous with the guidance of various customers in the local community.