Matted and terrified dog hidden from public view

Sad, matted and scared stray hidden from public view
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A horribly matted and terrified dog has been taken in at the Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter in California. The five-year-old dog, dubbed Arleto, has been at the shelter since October 14 and he is hidden from public view because he is receiving extra care in the shelter’s medical department.

A volunteer shares insight

A volunteer photographer writes:

5 yo Male 14 lbs underneath all that matted hair (ouch). Came in as a stray and in terrified fashion, he was growling, and refused to walk on a leash.


Likely he’ll feel a little better when they shave him. who thinks he’ll be white after a bath? He’s back in the medical department receiving extra care, but is UNSEEN by the public. Available for adoption at the East Valley Animal Shelter.

Saving Arleto

You can help save Arleto by taking a moment to share this article – networking saves lives!! Arleto needs to live with someone who will tend to his grooming, build his confidence, and love him unconditionally – is that person you?

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter at (888) 452-7381
Ask for information about animal ID number A1818688


(Image via Rita Earl Blackwell)

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Yesterday in the news: Dying hope – after 2 years at shelter, dog resigned to her fate; more here.

More news: The one dog who nobody wanted to meet at adoption event – more about Zeus here.

She gave up…then this!

Abandoned in the Everglades…

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  1. Someone scoop up this adorable pup and give him the kind of forever home he deserves. He has been groomed and looks like such a lovebug. Please someone adopt him and shower him with love, be his savior.You can see how he looks now, click on the PetHarbor link in this article.


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