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.
SENIOR ROCKY NEEDS YOUR HELP!Donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3DSDS66YY92L8Rocky was recently rescued by Westside German Shepherd from the Hesperia shelter and it is apparent that he has had an incredibly hard life. He has scars on his face, his ears are worn down from fly strikes, he is missing a lot of his teeth, has lumps and bumps on parts of his body and he has a really hard time walking. In spite of all of this, he is an incredibly gentle and loving boy. You see, Rocky was left to fend for himself on his previous owner’s property when his owner moved and put the property up for sale. Thankfully, a neighbor felt sorry for him and would feed him and give him water. When the property finally sold, the property owner told the neighbor to “get rid of him”. They told him that he had to take him to the shelter to relinquish him, which he begrudgingly did. That was the kindest thing he has ever done for Rocky because Westside rescued him when the shelter reached out to us and told us that dear old Rocky was out of time. We think he is over 10 years old, but it's hard to tell. He can’t have surgery to fix his many ailments until he is strong enough, but luckily 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.Thank you, Jean, from the bottom of our hearts for giving Rocky a safe and loving place to get stronger and heal from a lifetime of neglect.We would like to start a fund for Rocky for anything he may need. Please use the link below and donate if you can. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3DSDS66YY92L8Donations by check may be mailed to: WGSR, 3016 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90007.WWW.SHEPRESCUE.ORG
Posted by Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles on Saturday, November 11, 2017
(Images via Westside German Shepherd Rescue/Facebook)
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