Death row dog dumped at animal control again

Death row dog can’t catch a break – adopted and dumped at animal control

A tail-wagging, senior pit bull named “Patches,” can’t seem to catch a break. The eight-year-old dog was adopted from the Lancaster Animal Services facility in California, and then dumped there again – this time, Patches is considered to be “urgent.”

RESCUED by Greatful Rescuers of Wonderful lives (GROWL)Lancaster CA – #A5051439 BACK AGAIN! *has pledges* According to the previous adopter, their other male dog attacked patches. Patches was NOT the aggressor, things did not work out. if someone adopts Patches, a female social dog would be best if another dog is in the home… Patches LOVES children! if you can foster long term pls message the page- My name is Patches and I'm an approximately 8 year old male pit bull. I am already neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since May 16, 2017. I am available on May 16, 2017. You can visit me at my temporary home at L207. 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 housetrained. I am good on a leash. I am just learning obedience skills. I seem to get along well with dogs but NOT cats. NEW SHELTER EVALUATION DONE, Lt. emailed us as follows:Hello XXXX,Please see the temperament test results below from the evaluation conducted today:Thank youINITIAL IN-CAGE EVALUATION1. General Personality: 5___2. Stare Test: _5__3. Dog-to-Dog Interaction: _n/a__Initial In-Cage Evaluation Total Score: 10___In-Cage Evaluation Letter Grade: _A__PASSED INITIAL IN-CAGE EVALUATION Grade = AFULL EVALUATION1. Social Interaction: _5__2. Sensitivity: _4__3. Food Aggression: __4_4. Resource Guarding: _4__5. Dog-to-Dog Aggression: _5__Full Evaluation Total Score: _22__RESULTS:B- This is a dog that is highly adoptable but may need obedience training, additional socialization, or minor behavior modification.Additional Comments:This dog is very friendly and he greeted me at the cage as I was talking to him. He was wagging his whole back end, tail included, whimpering trying to initiate contact with me. I conducted the "stare test" and he had the same demeanor and stayed friendly while wagging his whole back end. I took him out of the cage and interacted with him and found that he is just as friendly. He remained focused on me and leaned into me as I petted him. I evaluated him on "sensitivity" and hugged him with no issue. I rubbed his ears and he didn't seem to care. I grabbed his lips and he slightly pulled his head away but showed no signs of aggression. I grabbed his back feet and tail and he pulled them away playfully and showed no signs of aggression. I evaluated him on "food aggression" and he seemed to eat a little faster but allowed the food to be taken and showed no signs of aggression. I evaluated him on "resource guarding" and i was able to take the treat from his mouth and he showed no signs of aggression. On the "dog to dog" part of the test he remained easy to control and showed curiosity in the other dog by smelling it showing no signs of aggression even allowing the other dog to smell him. After smelling the other dog he didn't seem to care that the other dog was around. At one point, he spotted a shelter cat around and he became fixated on it and it became evident that he would chase the cat if he weren't leashed. This dog is highly adoptable but may need some obedience training, or minor behavior modification and would probably be best in a home with no cats.PLEDGE POLICY! PLS READ if you are pledging on our page or want to collect pledges! >https://www.facebook.com/notes/friends-of-lancaster-shelter-dogs-ca/pledge-policy/1952433748326298/Lancaster Animal Care Center5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93536(661) 940-4191thread https://www.facebook.com/networkinglancastershelterdogs/photos/a.1860073370895670.1073741828.1860072520895755/1935326143370392/?type=3&permPage=1

Posted by Friends of Lancaster Shelter Dogs CA on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Patches appears to be a happy boy, despite his bad luck. His little tail thumps madly when a friendly voice speaks to him from the other side of his kennel door.

Friends of Lancaster Shelter Dogs, a volunteer-run Facebook page, wrote:

Lancaster CA – #A5051439 REDUMPED AGAIN! did you guys see his new intake pik?!?! 🙁 PLS SHARE!
*has pledges*
My name is Patches and I’m an approximately 8 year old male pit bull. I am already neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since May 16, 2017. I am available on May 16, 2017. You can visit me at my temporary home at L207.

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 housetrained. I am good on a leash. I am just learning obedience skills. I seem to get along well with dogs.

Patches is a good boy, with bad luck – please share his adoption information and help him find a safe place to go, before he is gone forever.

Petharbor link here.

Los Angeles County Animal Control – Lancaster at (661) 940-4191
Ask for information about animal ID number A5051439

Notes indicate that Patches passed his temperament test with an A – please direct all inquiries about this dog, including those about temperament and availability, to the animal control agency.

Facebook thread here.

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12 replies
  1. Cynthia Como says:

    Well I hope they NEVER allow this asshole to adopt from there ever again! What a beautiful loving dog!! Praying he gets rescued!! Breaks my heart!

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  2. Barbara Garabedian says:

    please if someone can save this poor senior dog, please adopt him. I cannot for not allowed dogs in bldg. Please someone help him. why do people adopt and then dump when things go wrong in life. why. please help doggie someone bg

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  3. Angela Corso says:

    Many days I wish I didn’t see these types of stories as they make me so sad. How can these dogs be helped? Can they travel? Would donations keep them alive? Please respond.

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  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another innocent being punished because of idiotic humans – Patches is an older dog who will make someone a wonderful companion – He deserves a safe loving FOREVER home – PLEASE give him one.

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  5. Christine Brown says:

    OMG why was he brought back to the shelter. You can see that he is a friendly dog by responding by wagging his tail at the caller. I hope that he finds a good home to go to very soon and is not brought back to the shelter

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  6. Pat heley says:

    Please save beautiful Patches, give him a chance, he is so precious. Very urgent don’t let him die for nothing. Adopt, foster or rescue him.

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  7. John says:

    Don’t these Idiots know that when you adopt any Animal, Their yours to Keep for the rest of their Life. They are not Trash.

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  8. linda says:

    Re-dumped? Not fair to Patches. Will share, but, unfortunately none of my FB friends will not share. Cannot understand why they just can’t with a press of a key! Most dogs in need of help are from the west coast and down south.

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