After several months of highlighting some of the adoptable critters at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, we thought we were used to all the sad stares these dogs and cats display while awaiting their fates. But somehow, our intrepid photographer, Robyn Arouty, managed to capture an especially heartbreaking mood this week.
It put us at a loss for words, or at least a paucity of syllables, which is why we had to make due with another round of haikus. If you can't adopt or foster, please forward this to someone you think might be able to. These dudes deserve a chance.
Six-month old German shepherd mix, spayed
Left this beauty behind
Two-year old fox terrier/wire-haired mix
Heartworms -- what a bitch
The stray life is a tough life
Want to save my ass?
One-year old golden retriever mix, spayed, stray
Can't write no haiku
Freakin' dog done broke my heart
Someone love her please
One-year old pit mix, spayed, stray
You must understand:
I will not bite your face off
I'm a gentle soul
Two-year-old dachshund, stray
My card says "dachshund"
But might be a terrier
I'm freakin' confused
10-month-old Italian greyhound mix, stray
Y'all like my long neck?
That's my giraffe impression
Or J. Love-Hewitt
Two-year-old lab/retriever mix, owner surrender
Two-mill in Houston
And I get a big douchebag
Life is so unfair
One-year-old bull terrier mix, stray (female)
Jesus Christ, this blows
I could really use a beer
Oh -- and a home, too
Eight-month old border collie, owner surrender because of "cost" (female)
How much have you saved
Now that you gave me up, chief?
Enough for a soul?
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Two-year-old mastiff mix, owner surrendered due to eviction
From white trash owners
To overcrowded shelter
What an improvement