Evicted Tenants Leave Dogs Behind With Rest Of Their ‘Trash’
Last Friday morning, Allen Boartfield woke up to a distressing phone call. Two small dogs had been spotted sitting next to a mountain of trash on a street corner in Barstow, California. “I was contacted about them at 8 a.m.,” Boartfield told The Dodo. “I was given an intersection and told I couldn’t miss them.” The dog’s […]

Last Friday morning, Allen Boartfield woke up to a distressing phone call. Two small dogs had been spotted sitting next to a mountain of trash on a street corner in Barstow, California.

“I was contacted about them at 8 a.m.,” Boartfield told The Dodo. “I was given an intersection and told I couldn’t miss them.”

The dog’s owner had been evicted, and in the process of packing up, had put her two dogs in a wire cage and left them amidst the pile of old blankets and unwanted clothes for the morning garbage pickup.

Dogs thrown out along with trash

Boartfield, a volunteer with Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue, drove to the intersection, and thankfully the two pups, now named Treasure and Catch, were still there. But it was clear to Boartfield that the tumultuous morning had taken a toll on the animals.

“They were both extremely scared,” Boartfield said. “Treasure got used to me fairly quickly, but Catch never did.”

Treasure and Catch, two dogs abandoned when their owner moved

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