Video: Pit Bull Sheds Tears After He Realizes Owners Dropped Him Off at the Shelter

August 6, 2019 Updated: August 11, 2019

Heartbreaking betrayal from the ones you trust the most is surely one of the worst feelings in the world. Pets and animals experience this no less than humans do, as one unwanted pit bull in Los Angeles proves in a heartrending video.

You can see the sorrow in this dog’s eyes after his owners dropped him off at Carson Shelter in Southern California last month. His family was moving to a different home, and they didn’t want him anymore. It’s the ultimate betrayal.

The pit bull’s name is Blue King, or Blue for short.

The matter was even more serious for Blue, for Carson was at a high-kill facility where dogs that remain there for too long are euthanized. Tragically, there are just too many strays being turned in or surrendered, and space is limited. The only hope for these stray or unwanted dogs is for someone to adopt them.

That’s where Saving Carson Shelter Dogs comes in, an organization whose volunteers reach out to potential owners to find forever homes for dogs that might otherwise have no hope.

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One of these volunteers visited Blue not long ago and witnessed the utter devastation that was written all over his face. You might not have known that dogs can also cry tears like humans, but as you can see from Blue’s face, dogs can indeed.

In order to drive this point home, they even took a video of him when they visited him in his kennel. You can hear his whimpering, see the tracks of his tears, and feel the visceral sadness in the air about him. The volunteer offered Blue a treat; he sniffed it but refused to eat.

Heartache tends to dull the appetite.

Watch this absolutely heartbreaking video taken when a volunteer visited Blue in his kennel:

ADOPTED – moved to SAFE Album 02/10

ADOPTED – moved to SAFE Album 02/10This is BLUE KING. He was surrendered today and when we walked up to him we woke him and he immediately let out this painful whimper once he realized this was really happening. He looks like he's been crying with tears 🙁 The Video is not exciting, (and you might want to turn the sound down)but he is so hurt and sad and he just wants them to change their minds. This sweet, sensitive soul needs help fast. HE LOVES LITTLE KIDS< DOGS and even CATS! Anyone that will LOVE him.!! Please SHARE for his life, he needs a TEMPERAMENT TEST requested IN PERSON by an Interested Party before the Shelter will allow him to be saved. Without this Test being ordered he can be PTS at any time after his Available date. A FOSTER or Adopter would save him. Thanks!BLUE KING#A4492120 My name is BLUE KING and I'm an approximately 4 year old male Pit Bull. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 1/31. I will be available on 1/31. You can visit me at my temporary home at CRECEIVING.My former family who owned me for more than a year had to give me up because they were moving. But they said that I spend most of my time outdoors, but it's not ideal. I seem to be good with small children. I am housetrained. I am learning how to walk on a leash. I seem to get along well with dogs and cats. http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO1.A4492120Carson Shelter, Gardena, California216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pm💚💚 INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. It would save their life! 💚PHOTO THREAD: https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/726105214228782/?type=3&theater

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That video was made public when Saving Carson Shelter Dogs posted it on their Facebook page in the hopes of finding a sympathetic human to adopt him. That’s how Jennifer Mckay found out about Blue, and she paid him a visit not long after.

“He looked very sad and depressed,” McKay told The Dodo. “He wouldn’t even acknowledge me at all. All the other dogs were making eye contact and wagging their tails, but he wouldn’t stand up, wouldn’t come see me. It was sad.

“You could tell that every time someone walked by, it was like he was looking for them,” she added. “It’s like he knew he had been left there.”

McKay would have adopted Blue that same day had Blue not had to undergo a temperament test still. That would take a week, but McKay made sure to keep him company, returning to visit two more times. On her second visit, she brought him a bone and a doggy bed.

“I got a little bit of attention from him,” said McKay. “He wouldn’t let me pet him or anything. But he liked his bed for sure.”

On the third visit, though, Blue seemed to perk up upon seeing her. “He came straight to me!” she said.

A little love goes a long way.

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🏡 BLUE KING'S FREEDOM VIDEO! 🏡He cried real tears when his family left him. His sad face and broken heart caught the ye of his new mom and after driving many hours to visit this beauty, he was able to take his FREEDOM WALK today thanks to all of your SHARING! Happy life sweet BLUE KING ❤️https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/726105214228782/?type=3&theater

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When finally it came time for McKay to take Blue home, he did an about face, taking his new human by surprise. She had expected him to be a bit more mellow, but he was full of beans.

“He kind of tricked me,” McKay told The Dodo enthusiastically. “I was expecting to get a really laid back, chill dog, but as soon as the gates opened in the kennel, he was super excited. And he loved riding in the car. He wanted to stick his head out the window.”

Blue wasted no time making himself at home in his new forever home. Now, he enjoys going for walks with his new owner, getting tummy rubs, and, strangely, smiling at himself in the mirror, his owner says.

“He just seems happy,” said McKay. “I got home from work yesterday, and he ran straight to me. He’s just a good dog. I’m super excited to have him be part of the family.”

Blue was one of the lucky ones. Sadly, many, many more dogs will not find their forever homes and will be put down. If you would like to adopt a dog from the Carson Shelter, visit the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs’ Facebook page.

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