Texas Marine who adopted, then returned sailor’s canine tries once more

Don Bordelon and the latest addition to his household, Scooter, pose for a “gotcha” pic.


Although it has a cheerful ending, the story is unhappy on a number of ranges.

Disabled Marine veteran Don Bordelon adopted a canine named Diesel from the Temple Animal Shelter in Temple, TX, again on July three, bringing him residence to his Moody ranch. He later discovered that the canine really belonged to a U.S. sailor on the East Coast. The adoption was a mistake.

Per the sailor, her brother had been watching the pup for a couple of months whereas she was amid medic coaching in North Carolina. He surrendered her canine with out her data or permission.

When she discovered that Diesel had gone to a brand new household, she launched a Fb plea that went viral and located its technique to Bordelon in Texas. The shelter mentioned the adoption was legit; Bordelon was not obligated to return Diesel, however though he had grown very connected to the 2-year-old yellow Lab, he determined he couldn’t hold the canine from its proprietor.

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Final week, a pal of the sailor’s picked Diesel up. The canine will keep along with his household in Houston till his proprietor’s September commencement.

It was heartbreaking, after all. Simply final week he went to the shelter, however discovered the expertise too painful. This previous Monday, nonetheless, Bordelon determined to provide adoption one other shot!

Yesterday, he met Scooter – a 2-year-old retriever/Nice Pyrenees combine – whereas visiting the Humane Society of Central Texas.

“(He) instantly walked over to me and laid his head in my lap,” Bordelon informed KWTX.

Bordelon added that he’d obtained provides of puppies and adoptions from all around the nation when the story broke, however determined to rescue one other native shelter canine as an alternative.

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He noticed Scooter mendacity up in opposition to a fence.

“I took him out into the stroll space and he instantly caught to me,” mentioned Bordelon. “He’s a really mild large, when he trots he seems like he’s strolling on air.”

Bordelon will choose up Scooter later this week.

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