A senior German shepherd was left to fend for himself after his owner moved away…leaving him behind. The dog, dubbed Rocky, was kept alive by a compassionate neighbor who ensured that there was food and water, but Rocky was forced out when the property that he called home was sold.
According to Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles, the new owner of the property told the neighbor to “get rid” of the dog who had been living there. Rocky was taken to an animal shelter, who in turn reached out for rescue assistance…now, life can begin again for this senior dog.
Rocky is old (estimated at approximately ten years of age) and his body reflects the difficult life that he has led, but he is now in a foster home through Westside German Shepherd Rescue, and he is being treated with the kindness that he has long been hoping for.
On Saturday, the rescue group wrote,
“He is in an incredibly loving foster home with Jean, where he is truly cared for and loved for the first time in his life. To see how incredibly kind and loving his foster mommy was with him and how Rocky seemed so grateful for every touch and kiss brought us to tears. She has nicknamed him Rocky Balboa, which suits him because of the many scars he has from his past, but also his fighting spirit.”
Anyone hoping to contribute funds for Rocky can do so in a multitude of ways. Via check, may be mailed to: WGSR, 3016 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90007, or to the rescue group’s website here.
Rocky’s Amazon wishlist here.
(Images via Westside German Shepherd Rescue/Facebook)
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