Betrayed by his owner and left with just the memories of his past, an eight-year-old Chow Chow named Oso stares into the wall of the noisy and overcrowded Downey Animal Care Center. His family surrendered him, he is not listed for adoption and with a dubious future Oso seems to sense, the dog has given up on life.
A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.
After speaking with the shelter on Wednesday morning, Oso weighs 65 pounds and when brought into the shelter suffered from alopecia and pyoderma which may take weeks to cure. He can be adopted by the general public or a rescue organization with a medical waiver. Oso is scheduled for a follow-up examination this week.
A copy of his shelter information:
Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and every life is worth saving. Don’t adopt a dog into your home without making the commitment to care for, cherish and love him for his entire life.
Downey Animal Care Center is located at 11258 Garfield Ave, Downey, California 90242. Phone:(562) 940-6898
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(Photos courtesy of Sal Valdepeña)