When a 16-year-old German shepherd’s family should be celebrating their dog’s loyalty and long life, instead Blacky stares out of a kennel cage at the Baldwin Animal Care Center in California. On August 5, Blacky was no longer wanted; one last car ride, her collar removed and the heartbreaking look of betrayal on her face showing, as she watches her family leave for the last time.
Blacky does have a growth on her chin. Could that have been the reason her family decided to abandon her at the shelter? Although it is not known how serious the growth may be, there are programs and financial help for struggling families whose dogs are in need. Described as a very sweet natured dog who accepts her treats gently, advocates continue to pledge funds for an approved rescue organization to save Blacky’s life.
Click here for a Facebook page to follow her plight. Share her story with family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and every life counts. An additional page which reflects the intake shelter ID#A1677895 when Blacky was first adopted from the shelter, can be found here. All those years of loyalty, and Blacky winds up back where she started as a puppy.
For more information, contact:
Baldwin Park Shelter located at 4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706. Phone: 626 430 2378.
(Photos courtesy of Pat Gregoire)
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