How does anyone explain to a 14-year-old dog his owners don’t care anymore? Rocky spends all day from his display room howling trying desperately to either call for the family who surrendered him or attract attention from someone willing to ease his aching broken heart. Volunteer and animal advocate, Ahsley Lopez visited Rocky on Wednesday and her heart broke:
“He even tried biting at the glass to get out! He eventually just stood there looking at me without moving an inch. His sad eyes broke my heart. I took him out to play after taking these pictures and videos and I hate to know that all he wants is his owners that didn’t provide him with the best care. He comes to kiss me and he just cries the whole time.”
While in the park, Rocky watched every car and every person. When he didn’t recognize anyone, he cried. And again -how does anyone explain to a 14-year-old dog his owners don’t care anymore?
“Rocky #A1897204 German shepherd mix
The cruelest blow.. an owner surrender at age 14.. Dear Lord, why??
Despondent, thin, ears gnarly and thick from years of untreated infections, rough calloused elbows from laying on hard concrete, now this?!?! He tries to make himself (unsuccessfully) a fluffy bed out of thin newspaper.
He has a doggie smell like he’s never had a bath..years of neglect that don’t ‘wash away’.
For whatever remaining years of his life, this dog needs HELP!”
Please share Rocky’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.
For information about Rocky and how you can foster, donate or adopt:
email@example.com– for status checks and general inquiries
firstname.lastname@example.org – for fostering inquiries
email@example.com – for volunteer inquiries
All dogs are located at Miami-Dade Animal Services. The shelter address is 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166. Phone# 305-884-1101. Adoption Hours:Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Are you new to the “Fan Page” or new to adopting a dog from Miami Shelter? Then read this note: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=213416715359406 List of Rescues who can pull from the Shelter: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=209944155706662
Photos and video of 14-year-old Rocky courtesy of Ashley Lopez and Marta Sanchez
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Check out Rocky’s video … how he yearns for his family who will never return: