“What an ugly old dog,” a woman snarled at a local shelter as she walked by Oscar, a senior Australian shepherd, who had been dumped on the side of the road on a busy street in Compton. For three days, Oscar languished on the curb – people drove by and walked near him, yet no one stopped to help. The 10-year-old mixed breed shepherd was not able to walk away on his own, because his hind legs collapsed beneath him. It was as if Oscar was invisible or viewed as yesterday’s trash.
Oscar was finally rescued and rushed to an emergency veterinarian in Long Beach, California. Fortunately he was not hit by a car, but does suffer from spinal stenosis – a common malady in older shepherds and shepherd mixes. His condition is improving, and the medical staff treating him, believe with a good diet, supplements and a patient and loving human companion, Oscar will be fine.
Oscar’s advocate Claudia Hoffmann has been networking for this friendly dog and hopes someone will come forward to provide Oscar with the care and love he so desperately needs:
“Nobody is standing in line for this sweet senior. But I’ll keep networking until that special person or special rescue comes along. Oscar is great with people BUT I DO NOT KNOW how he is with other dogs or cats. Remember, he was dumped on the streets and has been at the vet since then. He doesn’t care about other dogs when they walk by him. I was hoping a foster would be able to find out more. But that foster needs to be found first…”
If anyone can help with Oscar, please contact Claudia Hoffmann on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Oscar is located in Long Beach and all medical is/ will be taken care of, including extra funding needed by an approved rescue organization. Please share Oscar’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.
(Photo of “ugly old dog” courtesy of Claudia Hoffmann)
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