Neither 17-year-old Chiquita nor her bonded offspring, 15-year-old Coco were ever spayed by their owner. Sadly, that status lends itself to the two females having been bred over and over again until they were no longer able to produce any more litters. And then it happened; mother and daughter were dumped at the Lancaster Animal Care Center on Tuesday; yesterday’s disposable companion animals.
Animal advocate and frequent volunteer Sal Valdepena was at the shelter to capture the heartbreaking moment:
“Senior mother & daughter pair dumped at 17 & 15 years old. Neither spayed. They cling to each other for comfort. do not separate them. All the have left is each other….. Hurry before they are split up forever.”
A Facebook page for the bonded seniors can be followed here. An adoption listing for Chiquita #A5017225 can be found here. “My name is Chiquita and I’m an approximately 17 year old female chihuahua sh. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since December 6, 2016. I am available on December 6, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at L326.”
An adoption listing for Coco can be followed here.#A5017222. “My name is Coco and I’m an approximately 15 year old female chihuahua sh. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since December 6, 2016. I am available on December 6, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at L326.”
Both dogs are friendly and neither seem to be ill. Please share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information about these two dogs, contact the Lancaster Animal Care Center located at 5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, California. Phone: (661) 940.4191.
(Photos of dumped dogs provided by Sal Valdepena and Lynda Hall)
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