What could be worse for a 17-year-old Shih Tzu than being abandoned at a noisy animal shelter in Los Angeles? On April 23, Pitty’s world turned upside down and inside out. It’s doubtful that making the decision to move abroad was sudden; one would love to think a family’s loyalty to their dog would have motivated them to find someplace safe, secure and loving for her to spend her last days, months or even years. A volunteer at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter sheds light on this heartbreaking situation:
“Meet ‘Pitty’ … when the humans who had cared for her for 17 YEARS, moved out of the country, and left her behind – not just behind – but at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter. 17 YEARS of loyalty and love, gone in an instant… She was so sad and confused, and the wonderful staff and volunteers at West LA gave her a bath, and tried to help her feel pretty and loved again… and the awesome Cat Ku took these videos of her to help us get her seen! But nothing replaces having a real home…,” posted animal advocate Alice Ensor on her Facebook page hoping to bring attention to the senior’s emergency plight.
Click here for Pitty’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Pitty and I am a spayed female, black Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 17 years old.
I weigh approximately 14 pounds. I have been at the shelter since Apr 23, 2017. For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – West Los Angeles Shelter at (888) 452-7381 located at 11361 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90064. Ask for information about animal ID number A1694322.
Pitty is also listed on PetFinder and her photo and information is listed. Share her plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.
(Photo of 17-year-old Shih Tzu via Pet Harbor)
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