Elderly dog at animal control

For nearly a month, elderly dog has waited to be saved from shelter

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For nearly a month, an elderly dog, 14 years of age, has waited to be saved from a busy California animal shelter. The dog, dubbed Orson, has been at the Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter since April 19.

Senior dogs should be enjoying soft beds and kind voices…being pampered and adored. But Orson is not being pampered or adored…he is stuck in a lonely kennel run, surrounded by the distraught barks of other dogs who are frightened and confused.

How you can help this elderly dog

You can help Orson find a rescue group, or an adopter, by networking his adoption information. You can find Orson’s Petfinder link here.

Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter at (888) 452-7381
Ask for information about animal ID number A1771792

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17 replies
  1. vicki Hood says:

    If a rescue can pull 14 year old Orson, keep him the required 2 weeks I swear i would take this big sweet baby for a happy life here in the country (glide area) He has touched my heart. I volunteer with GEH transport for legs and i bet i could get him on a run soon. Call me via GEH transport and Rebecca and see if this will work for Orson. Doll Stanley IDA knows me too. I cook. Orson looks so skinny. I do organics, much as i can, vitamins and i will assume vet services if needed. I do my own worming soon as they are over the fence. I just pray he doesn’t have heartworm. He would fit right in. I have room in my bed and a buddy (mix Malenois} (gotta check the spelling) Call me please. Vicki Hood Roseburg/Glide Oregon. See me on Facebook.

    • laura l fowler says:

      have you heard anything back yet vicki hood? some of these shekters would rather see these pets put down its easier an so much work for them they are lazy!! im sure someone has wanted this sweet boy before, i pray you get him out. bless you.

      • Lynna Soto says:

        Are you at all least concerned with his weight being in there a month skin & bones. Vicki seemed so interested them nothing not a peep from anyone. This is unfair. Why do they do that to ppl?!

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    The guppy people out there in that State of Discard really don’t give a shit about each other So Why would the average Californian want to help an animal that deserves to live out their live with someone caring and loving them… the chances aren’t Good to say the least!!!

  3. Luana Duncan says:

    Poor Orson!! I wish I could just swoop u up an take u home!! But I can’t, I already have 2 dogs an I live in WA. State. I will pray 4 U Orson, that U may find a good 4ever home!! An yes, U should b spending these last golden years being pampered an loved on!! Love U, Orson!! My prayers do go out 2 U!!!

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE someone step up and adopt Orson – senior dogs make wonderful pets and you will never regret giving him a safe loving home – he will love you unconditionally and make your life full.

  5. ACE says:

    I LOVE you Vicki, thank you so much for caring and following through, I hope you can give this Special treasure a home!

  6. Beth says:

    Does anyone know the “rest of the story” for Orson ~ his pet harbor page is down. I am hoping there is a happy story that hasn’t been updated. Thank you!!


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