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Elderly Dog Dumped At Shelter In Plastic Bag Because 'He Stinks'

<p> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/savethesquishies/videos/1159434270750479/" target="_blank">Facebook/Maria Sanchez and the pups of San Bernardino city shelter</a> </p>

It's always tough when a family has to surrender a beloved pet to a shelter, and there are some defendable reasons for doing so. Unfortunately, sometimes pets are brought to shelters for pretty awful reasons.

A 15-year-old Chihuahua mix named Peewee was brought to the San Bernardino City Animal Control in a plastic bag and surrendered because, as his family put it, "he stinks." The dog was clearly not being well-cared for and his body was covered in ticks.

The sweet dog was very receptive to staff members as they cut him from the plastic bag and wrapped him up in a blanket. When asked if Peewee was injured or might be prone to accidents, the family who surrendered him said no - meaning there was no reason for him to be in a bag.

The shelter staff were all very upset by Peewee's condition. Maria Sanchez of the SBCAC wrote on her Facebook page, "He's never known love from a family or a soft place to lay his head. He's in his final years, who will be his angel?"

Peewee is already on the older side, but that doesn't mean he deserves to be neglected or shamed. He still has so much love to give, and will hopefully be able to find his forever home after the SBCAC gets him back in good health.

Watch the full video of Peewee's arrival at the shelter below!