Dumped at shelter, 17-year-old Lab named Moosse deserves better

You might have looked at the headline twice while shaking your head, convinced no dog owner would ever surrender their 17-year-old Lab to the Baldwin Park Shelter in California, but tragically on Thursday, Moosse was betrayed.

According to shelter volunteers, Moosse’s family failed to fill out an animal profile on their dog nor did they bother to provide any information about their dog which only would have helped to find the senior a foster home or end of life care in a loving environment. Instead, he was just “dumped.”

“The shelter said Moosse is VERY FRIENDLY, quiet. alert, slow and he looks like he has a lot life left in him,” wrote a shelter volunteer on PetConnect.Us Facebook page.

Moosse has not been examined by the shelter veterinarian yet, however his brief intake records indicate he has moderate tartar, worn teeth, cloudy eyes, dirty ears, a slow gait, panting and is slightly overweight at 90 pounds. A shelter is the last place this dog should be. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, families, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

MOOSSE – ID #A5174752

Petharbor link: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO2.A5174752

“My name is MOOSSE and I’m an approximately 17 year old lab retr. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Baldwin Animal Care Center since May 3, 2018. I am available on May 4, 2018.”

Baldwin Park Animal Shelter – Phone: 626-962-3577 or 626-430-2378, Address: 4275 N. Elton, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Shelter hours:
Monday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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25 replies
  1. ilona says:

    Hope this owners have children. Hope their children are as good as their parents. Hope these children’s cruelty will exceed the cruelty of the parents. None of them deserves this dog.
    Sharing and praying for Moosse.

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      I agree w/you 100% – this piss poor example of a ‘family’ deserves to get exactly what they gave Moosse – NO MERCY. I hope they end up in some dump of a nursing home full of bed sores and no visits – they deserve no less.

  2. Stephen Phillips says:

    “failed to fill out…”???

    Why the HELL would they accept this poor soul, UNLESS THEY MANDATED COMPLETION OF THE FORMS???

    How goddam hard is THAT???

    Apparently, way more than turning your back on this hapless, precious companion…


    • linda says:

      I agree! It’s the fault of Baldwin, however, if they pushed the issue…I would hate to think what would have happened to Moosse. They may have brought him to some secure area and left him.

  3. Helen Wen says:

    Shame on the owner. Moose gave his best years to this family and instead of celebrating Moose’s long life, the heartless owner abandoned him. I pray a kind person would adopt Moose, so he can live out his remaining time in a loving home. It doesn’t appear Moose will live much longer.

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    Anyone who is fortunate enough to have their dog live to 17 should be treating them like the special pet they are and NOT dumping them like this in a kill shelter. I pray Moosse finds his way into a loving home for the remainder of his days. Whoever dumped him can rot in Hell!

    • Cindy meeker says:

      I will take him I am in co will sumone bring him to me please this us so unfair to moose thoughtless bastards who left him I will love him forever ple
      Are let me no I will love him and give forever home sumone bring him to me

    • Darla G says:

      I agree. My oldest Lab will be 15 in July. Part of the reason I just took early retirement a week ago was to spend time with her. Moosse deserves to live his final months (hopefully YEARS) with a family who wants him.

    • Missing Muffin says:

      Our dog lived to be almost 15. She was old and had cancer, had cataracts and smelled and I was so grateful to be retired so I could bake cookies for her and make her last years good ones. I miss her so much. These people disgust me. They don’t deserve a dog. I hope Moosse finds a loving home for whatever time she has left.

  5. Deborah Dearmore says:

    Please someone save this beautiful baby He doesn’t deserve to be in that horrible place. He’s so beautiful.

  6. Jason H says:

    I really wish the names of people who do this kind of thing would be released to the public. As I think the public has a right to know what kind of pieces of shit live amongst them.

  7. Red says:

    I hope whoever dumped this precious senior is old…and will wind up homeless someday too. This is horrible!! This sweet dog loved and protected someone his whole life, and this is his reward…. a kill shelter!??!!?!?!? HEY KARMA………..FIND THE POS THAT DID THIS AND MAKE THEM PAY!!!!!

  8. Minnies dad says:

    Just so everyone knows, since this dog was an owner surrender, he can be PTS at any time after the end of the first day (today May 4th) that he is available.

  9. Adrienne says:

    So called owners should have the same done to them when they are elderly.Couldn’t provide any information about your dog that would help get him adopted? Hope & pray he finds a loving and caring family for the remainder of his time here.He would do well at Best Friends Sanctuary where he would be well taken care of.

  10. Marni Montanez says:

    That is so heartbreaking. What would be even more disgusting is if they went and adopted a puppy which so many of these people do.

  11. pennysdachshunds says:

    UGG!!! More of the California Guppies!!! They probably hail from the 60’s or 70’s and are Truly The MOST SELF CENTERED NARCISSISTIC MORONIC GROUP of PEOPLE ON ‘GOD”S GREEN EARTH”” Hope their home get’s robbed and they get popped off in the process!!! Poor Moose , I am sure he gave them every ounce of dedication, love , and heartfelt devotion EVERY WAKING DAY & to end up like this!!!! WHAT about “Frosted Faces”!!!!


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