@Kippers I can't ship him
Thank you all for your sympathies. We've been staying in motels until we could get our flights arranged and because they don't accept dogs (and we got a hefty fee when we were caught sneaking our fur babies in), so I've been sleeping in the car with them to keep them warm...in 20 degree weather.
Unfortunately and it breaks my heart--I'm bawling as I write this--I had to bring Liam and his brother to the shelter; the owner of the motel is a jerk and wouldn't even let us stay knowing that we had dogs.
The people at the shelter were so cold-hearted. I was a sobbing mess, filling out the surrender form and when it came time to let Liam go, they wouldn't even respect the fact that I wanted to spend a few minutes cuddling him, letting him know how sorry I was that I couldn't keep my promise--the woman just kept insisting that I hand him over. And the look he gave me as she carried him away, he was just bewildered, probably wondering why he being taken away from his mommy. I feel horrible as a person because I let my beautiful baby down; he was supposed to grow old with me.
I haven't given up hope yet; maybe if I find someone, I can call the shelter and beg them to give him back.