UPDATE #2: Rocky has been rescued by Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary.
“Meet Rocky! Just escaped the Lancaster Shelter thanks to many people working hard to ensure he would have a better life. Rocky is completely blind and going deaf, so the shelter was a very scary place. He seems to be relaxing now.”
UPDATE: According to a volunteer who interacted with Rocky, the following comments were made on social media. Please continue to share this dog’s plight. A request has been made for his temperament test.
“After visiting Rocky again today, I can confirm his hearing is better than his eyesight. He responded a few times to the sound of my voice. He also allowed me to pet him and even offered a few kisses!”
In Lancaster, California, Rocky’s life does matter. An eight-year-old male pup with sores all over his body, and a dog who barely wants to lift his head was unceremoniously surrendered on July 27, and no one has offered to come to his rescue. His family moved away; tragically Rocky wasn’t invited.
Sure Rocky is older, and yes, Rocky looks as if he has lived a terribly neglected life, but volunteers and staff have dubbed him quite the favorite. His description includes the following:
“The staff/volunteers here at the animal care center have found that I spend time indoors and outdoors. I seem to be good with small children. I am house trained. I am learning how to walk on a leash. I seem to get along well with dogs.”
Other volunteers who have personally interacted with Rocky state he is calm, sweet and extremely mellow. With vetting, a bath, good food and a soft place to sleep, Rocky will most likely shine.
Follow Rocky’s Facebook page by clicking here. Follow his adoption listing here. ID#A4977714. “My name is Rocky and I’m an approximately 8 year old male pit bull. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since July 27, 2016. I am available on July 27, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at L133.”
Who can imagine anyone having their dog as a partner for nearly a decade and then dumping him at a shelter, but it happens much too often. Please share Rocky’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. If Rocky can be fostered, his life can be spared. Sharing saves lives.
Please call the shelter at 661.940.4191 if you are interested in adopting Rocky. When interested in adopting a “dominant breed” (Pit/Rott./Mastiff/Chow/
The Lancaster, CA shelter is located at 5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93536. (661) 940-4191).
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