SAN DIEGO — Last week, a guest of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel spotted a puppy about to be crushed by an elevator door on the 10th floor. Thankfully she reacted quickly enough to save the puppy’s life. Once delivered to the staff of the hotel, they started knocking on guests’ doors trying to find out who had lost the puppy but he was claimed by no one.
This luxury hotel, which happens to be pet friendly, was still hoping the owner would eventually appear but they waited in vain. Nobody claimed this 4-week-old German shepherd mix. Since there was a bag of food and a bowl inside the elevator, there was no question about it— this puppy was simply abandoned on the 10th floor.
The hotel decided to name him Hyatt and while under their care, they fed him formula every three hours and kept him in an office for a couple of days. According to their Facebook page, they think probably someone just wasn’t able to take care of him for some reason and they thought he might get a loving home from a guest. Still, there are other ways to find a proper home for an animal than just abandoning him.
Since he was never claimed, Hyatt was taken to the county’s Department of Animal Services and was later transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, where he will wait to be old enough to be adopted. The shelter committed to examine, vaccinate, microchip and neuter Hyatt before he finds a loving home. In about a month, when he’s 8 weeks old, he will be available for adoption.