Old dog dumped when he needed his family

Old and ailing – dog dumped when he needed his family the most

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He’s old, and ailing, possibly suffering from cancer, and he has been dumped at a busy, high-intake animal shelter in California at the time of his life when he needs his family the most. The senior dog, named “Rocko,” has been at the Baldwin Park Animal Services facility since August 18.

Volunteer photographer, Pat Gregoire, captured Rocko’s obvious confusion over the loss of his home and family in a poignant image. In a Facebook post to help Rocko find help, she wrote:

Rocko is a sweet 12 yr old male white/black pit bull mix who was surrendered on 8/18/17. He most likely needs a ‘compassion’ pull by a rescue. Another volunteer suggested that he most likely has cancer. He is calm and doesn’t appear to be in pain right now.

This sweet elder needs the help of strangers right now – his own family will not be assisting him. Please take a moment to network Rocko’s adoption information. He is an old boy who needs to be with someone who cares about him – not alone in a stark kennel run, surrounded by barks and cries.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
Ask for information about animal ID number A3531915

Facebook thread here.

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.

Caring mother gently helps her baby who is tangled in barbed wire – watch the amazing video here.

You have to see what this man created under the stairs for his dog – amazing!! Click here for the images.

12 replies
  1. Helen says:

    The SOB who dumped this elderly ill dog in the shelter should never have another living pet. I hope when the POS becomes old and frail, his/her family would throw this heartless individual in a third rate nursing home. I’m sorry Rocko your family failed you. I hope Rocko finds a loving home where he can live out his remaining life with love and comfort.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    I agree with Helen. How do you have an elderly dog who still has a good amount of time left.What do people think? Would they do this to their elderly parents and then just dump them someplace if they could get away with it? Everyone is me,me,me, and those that do care, I commend what you do for animals.


    This son of a bitch will get his share of heartache and pain when he’s dumped to a dingy care home when he’s hospice dying of cancer, and no one would care and visit the bastard filth!

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    I hope someone steps up for Rocko to give him love and a happy home for his remainder of his life. Shame on his family for abandoning an elderly dog like this.

  5. Red says:

    Another one who needs their name on a national list to NEVER BE ABLE TO PURCHASE, ADOPT, OWN or LIVE in the same home as a pet. The owner should be ASHAMED of dumping this little guy at his age.


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