Update 8/15/18: Pepper has been adopted! Thanks to everyone who helped network his adoption information!
A 14-year-old dog, firmly in the twilight of his life, is behind bars at a busy animal control agency in California because his family decided that he is “too old.” Pepper, a flat-coated retriever, was surrendered by his family on August 10.
Information about this senior dog
On August 11, United Hope for Animals wrote:
Pepper is an endearing 14-year-old black neutered male Flat Coated Retriever whose former owner left him at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center because they felt he was too old. Weighing 49 lbs, Pepper’s situation breaks our hearts.
Based on Pepper’s identification number, it is known that he was adopted from a Los Angeles County animal shelter when he was much younger – United Hope for Animals has stated that Pepper has not been well cared for. Today, at 14 years of age, he is suffering from “significant” arthritis.
Helping this old dog
Pepper is a sweet old dog who needs to be pampered and loved for the remainder of his life – United Hope for Animals wrote:
He needs a compassionate rescue or adopter to get him veterinary care. Per Pepper’s former owners, he gets along well with kids and other dogs, and we see nothing but sweetness in this old dog. Pepper will be a rewarding companion to the caring person or rescue who steps up to make the sunset of his life the best yet.
Networking saves lives – please share this article on all of your social networking sites to help find Pepper a rescue group or adopter.
For more information on this pet, contact volunteer UHA adoption coordinator Sandra at 323-350-7207 or email@example.com.
Petharbor link here.
For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
Ask for information about animal ID number A3738891
Video of Pepper
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