Two dogs that were abandoned last Friday at the have been rescued.
Lakewood resident Brian Mooney arrived at the park just after a man driving a pickup truck showed up around 7:30 p.m. and dropped off two Schnauzers.
And then drove away.
Mooney said he took the dogs under his care until he could find a permanent home for them. He said he couldn’t keep the animals because he already has two — and four “is just too much.”
News of the dogs went viral on the Web, via a vast e-mail network of animal adoption advocates.
Mooney said he was “inundated” with inquiries about the dogs — which he said are brothers.
He decided to take the dogs to the Cleveland chapter of the Animal Protective League, because as it turns out, the man in the pickup truck tried to drop off the dogs there earlier in the day.
But, the shelter wanted the man to follow procedure and bring the dogs in later, Mooney said.
“They would have taken them,” he said, adding that the shelter is investigating the incident. “I think it’s terrible — unfathomable — what this guy did."
Mooney contacted the Berea Animal Shelter for help, noting that it is a “no kill” shelter. From there, word spread about the incident.
“They are friendly dogs, they are well-behaved,” he said. “You can tell they were sad, but they adjusted really well by Day 3.”
Anyone interested in adopting the dogs is encouraged to call the Cleveland APL at 216-771-4616.