Is your heart breaking?: 14-year-old Shih Tzu Tansy needs us

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Even the most stoic animal rescuers have been brought to tears at the sight of Tansy, a 14-year-old Shih Tzu brought into the Carson Animal Care Center on February 3rd. As of Tuesday, Tansy was available for foster care or adoption; no one has yet to help her. This tiny little senior is blind, neglected, confused and just shivering with fear.

Click here for this little dog’s Pet Harbor listing. No photo even appears on her adoption listing. “I am described as a spayed female, black and white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 03, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5030489. A Facebook page for this dog can be found here.

Please share Tansy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates have pledged funds to help with this senior’s veterinary expenses. Sharing saves lives. It makes no difference whether she has weeks, months or years to live – every life counts and doesn’t this innocent little life deserve better?

“TANSY’S 14, blind, neglected and so lost and confused. She is shaking with fear and she needs help NOW.”

For more information, contact:

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

(Photos and video of this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Check out her video here:


25 replies
  1. linda says:

    I’m confused how could have Tansy been available for adoption Tuesday when she was brought in on February 3rd which was yesterday (Friday)? Story seems to be a little off. Hoping she will find a loving forever home.

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Heartbreaking. I live in Northern California, otherwise I would volunteer to foster this little treasure.

    My husband and I specialize in caring for older, “special needs” animals who otherwise would be euthanized…..

      • Bunny Peters says:

        Thank you very much for your kind words. My husband and I chose to help animals (over expensive trips, fancy clothes, new cars every year…..). NO regrets either!!!

        We just “lost” a 9 year old chihuahua to a heart attack and a few months before had “lost” a 12 year old chihuahua with congestive heart failure…..

        Right now we have a 14 year old quadriplegic kitty who gets physical therapy 3 times a week plus special care.

        Seeing the trust in his eyes and the peaceful look on his face when I hold him makes it all worthwhile……

  3. Debi Dye Brock says:

    I will take her forever right now if we can get her to Columbus Ohio where I live. I have all Shih Tzus and they are about her age and we’re a family

  4. Joyce Dutrisac says:

    Please help this innocent angel I can only imagine how frightened she is and her state reflects of complete negligence

  5. Althea Armstrong says:

    I wish I could take her, I live in Northern CA. This poor baby deserves a home full of love and care. Please someone in that area take her! I have shared her, hope that helps.

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  7. Yolanda Malkowski says:

    I Feel sooo bad for All Animals.. i have a 6 yr old shih tzu and i would Never let anything happn to him.. hes my little baby. I have to say as hard as this may be to say.. if i had to choose between my hubby and my puppy..? It would be id choose my puppy hands down. Sorry but my puppy Loves me no matter what and i Love him:)

  8. Brenda Hanley says:

    I will take her, I live in Indiana. I lost my 12yo Shihtzu last yr to crippling arthritis. Can you get her to me? Please!


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