Senior dog languishes in shelter

Stunning senior dog languishes in shelter

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A stunning senior dog is languishing in a lonely kennel run at the Los Angeles County (Downey) Animal Shelter in California. The 10-year-old German shepherd, named “Rocky,” has been at this facility since July 28 – the day that his former owners dumped him here, claiming that he was “ill.”

Rocky didn’t deserve to lose his family and home – especially if he was sick. This magnificent purebred dog should be enjoying his twilight with a family who loves and appreciates him, but instead, he sits alone in a kennel run surrounded by strangers and other distressed dogs.

Please help Rocky find a loving home where he can enjoy what remains of his life – he certainly deserves better than what he has been subjected to.

Petharbor link here.

Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898
Ask for information about animal ID number A4163224

Facebook thread here.




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20 replies
    • linda says:

      He had an ear infection. Sooooo that’s what you do? Bring a dog to a shelter when it’s ill and not to a vet. Wow all this time I was bringing mine to the vets…..who knew. POS owners!

      • Carol says:

        I do the same thing, my animals go to the vet if they are not feeling well. I never thought about dumping them at the shelter. Poor dog, those ears are so red!

      • Barkley's Mom says:

        Yes, I’ve been taking mine to the vets for ear infections too, what a dummy I am! Good grief,these people are despicable! He’s a beautiful boy, I wish I could take them all in.

  1. Adrienne says:

    Rocky should be laying on some sort of bed or at least soft towels to relieve any discomfort from laying on a concrete floor. Shelters should at least give the dogs in their care some type of comfortable place to lay down. Beautiful dog and needs a German Shepard rescue to help find him a home. How do people do this? I guess they are not really human but things who just go along thinking of themselves and nothing more. Pray this dog finds a loving home. He could be trained to work with the police. All dogs need a purpose so please help Rocky.

  2. Cynthia Como says:

    I have a soft spot for the seniors! Rocky is magnificent,beautiful treasure! He is another heartbreaking case abandonment by people who suppose to love him! Of course I will be sharing him everywhere! Praying he will be pulled out of there and into a loving home or rescue! PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED ON ROCKY

  3. Bob says:

    Just wondering out loud….do all of you that make comments message a rescue regarding Rocky?? Or do you think magic happens by making a comment?

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    Some people should NEVER be allowed to have any animal – these scumbags are proof – to dump a dog because he is sick is deplorable, cruel and downright criminal – Rocky deserves a safe loving home with people who care about him, sick or not – I hope when one of these so called ‘owners’ gets sick they are dumped and left to languish, preferably in a cardboard box under a bridge.

  5. Melissa Gurley says:

    The owners should be made to pay any vet bills they are cruel people just dumping the dog there at this age and if u give up a dog for no good reason you shouldn’t be able to own another one wish I could take him but I am full


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