Senior dog - his family doesn't want him

Senior dog picked up as stray, but owner says we ‘don’t want him back’

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A senior Labrador retriever was picked up as a stray and taken to the Carson Animal Services facility in Gardena, California, on January 29. Staff was able to locate an identifying microchip in the dog’s neck and a phone call was made to let his family know that he was safe, and that they could come to the facility to reclaim him.

Sadly, there will be no happy reunion. The volunteer-run Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, described how this handsome senior dog’s family has betrayed him:

TANNER is pure, sweet, adorable LOVE! His owner was called to come get him and they said for the shelter to keep him, they don’t want him back.

Tanner has a family – but for reasons unknown, they have opted to turn him away, leaving his fate to chance. Until the owner comes to the animal control facility to sign the surrender paperwork, Tanner will remain on the 10-day “chip” hold.

Please network Tanner’s information to help him find a new, loyal owner, who would never consider turning their back on him.

Petharbor link here/#A4551579 My name is TANNER and I’m an approximately 8 year old male Lab Retriever. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 1/29. I will be available on 2/10. You can visit me at my temporary home at C344. Facebook thread here.

Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566/Ask for information about animal ID number A4551579


17 replies
  1. linda says:

    This leads me to believe that Tanner’s owners dropped him off somewhere to fend for himself. What owner would not want their dog back after being found. Sounds suspicious.

  2. pennysdachshund says:

    Why the SURPRISE!!! Southern California is the worst in all of California for 85% of the entire population of that STATE NOT Giving ” A RAT”S ASS” about their animals…. it is beyond belief to read about the manner in which the “GUPPY POPULATION” of that state are absolutely devoid of ” having any feelings” they are cold, callus, and have no conscious when it comes to walking away without a second glance at the animals that LOVES THEM NO END!! I sure hope this lovely Lab Tanner is given a second chance to have a home that will provide him with LOVE, and COMPASSION!!!

    • MARLIES RENEE says:

      You should see Modesto, dogs run loose by the dozens daily, they are run over for sport, must the type of population, I have called in dead dogs to be picked up four days later they still lay there waiting.

      • pennysdachshund says:

        When I was a teen we would go to the “movies’ of the beach parties and Beach Boys and simply ENVY the teens for the fun, sun, sand , fast cars and wish we lived there… HOLY COW ….now a people in their late 50’s and 60’s the population is the most shellfish, self-centered. narcissistic, population is the ENTIRE WORLD!!! They shouldn’t allow anyone in that area to have a PET of any kind to just toss away like a Coor’s Can to run over, crush, and drive on laughing!!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Of course they don’t want him back, they probably let him out to fend for himself in the first place. Silly of them not to cancel the micro chip, they should have known if found they would be called and now we know what a bunch of POS’s they are! Hoping Tanner finds a family that he deserves and not these horrible people who had a wonderful dog and can just abandon him!

  4. Darla says:

    OMG, what is wrong with those people? Tanner is perfect. I’m well versed in Labs and this guy is what I call a “young senior” at age 8. He has many years left. I hope he can find a home where he’ll be loved. Karma to his “family.”

  5. Sheri says:

    This is terrible!!! That horrible “family” should never have the privilege of having another dog or any animal for that matter. POS

  6. Georgia Bulat says:

    I hope these people gwt dumped at a substandard nursing home when they get to be “too old”!
    Miserable excuse for human beings!

  7. Irene Mettlen says:

    I hope his family has lots of torment when they see any dog on the road or street! This is terrible to do to such a beautiful dog! Karma will come back at those that left him alone!???????? may God have mercy on Tanner!????????


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