Oscar’s only 2 years old, but his permanent frown would make you think he was older. The American bulldog mix has spent nearly all his life waiting for a forever home, and his solemn expression shows it.
After his family surrendered him at just under a year old, Oscar’s friends at Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) tried to do everything they could to change his life for the better. They gently treated an infected wound around his neck and washed away the dirt that had accumulated on his body from living outside. They then set him up in his own kennel and placed him on their list of adơрtables.
Volunteers at the shelter tried to get the word out about Oscar, but months passed without a single adơрtion application. As the days went by, his pout grew deeper and deeper.
“Nobody was responding to their posts about him,” Rosa Fond, founder and president of Humans and Animals United, told The Dodo. “Eventually, everybody forgot about him.”