Neglected 16-year-old Tigger left at shelter by his owner to be euthanized

A neglected 16-year-old poodle named Tigger was surrendered on Monday to Carson Animal Care. His family asked that their dog be euthanized because he was old. Of course, Tigger doesn’t understand. Once the only family he has ever known walked out of his life, and the frightened pup was placed in a shelter kennel, he huddled into the corner and shook.


A volunteer at the shelter has asked for Tigger to be moved to the medical ward where it is quieter and much more personal.

“We asked them to put a blanket but he won’t go inside…He needs help as soon as possible.”


“#A5180830 My name is TIGGER and I’m an approximately 16 year old male Poodle Toy. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/21. I will be available on 5/21. You can visit me at my temporary home at C246. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they felt it was time for me to be euthanized.”

Poodle Toy  AGE:16 years
Male  ARRIVED:5/21
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

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17 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    I hope someone sees this or Tigger’s adoptapet listing and rescues him. He doesn’t deserve dying in that ‘shelter’ any more than he deserved being stuck with his ‘family’ for 16 years. Heaven knows he deserved much, much better! Every dog does!

    Damn them. There is a special place in Hell for people like his scumbag ‘family’.

  2. Jason H says:

    It’s stories like this one that really get me super pissed off. I am not a violent person, but in situations like this violence against these people seem more than appropriate.

  3. Melissa Gurley says:

    So sorry little guy your family deserted you at the time you needed them most and all you did was be loyal to them and love them I so pray someone adopts you soon

  4. Adrienne says:

    This poor dog was probably a good dog for 16 years, but because of his age and I am sure age related medical conditions, he is sentenced to death by his owner? Maybe that should have to the owner when he gets too old to take care of or visit in a nursing home. Hope someone can give this guy a comfy bed and home to live in or at least a foster to provide the love he is so craving. What do we do with older dogs who are still capable of moving around, eat, play and are quite “young at heart”? Killing them is not the answer and maybe we need to help families who can’t take care of their elderly pets financially.

  5. Sue says:

    “Not yet neutered”?? You mean to tell me they would perform that surgery on a 16 year old dog?

    Insult to injury.

  6. Red says:

    Anyone who SURRENDERS a pet for idiotic reasons….should be banned from ever owning another pet!! Surrendering because he is old?!?!?!? What A.H.’s!!!!! Hey karma…find these people and show them REAL TERROR of abandonment!

  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    The wrong species is up for euthanization – to dump a 16 year old dog at a high kill shelter is beyond cruel, it is heartless and ignorant. These inhumane assholes whose compassion for a dog they had for years makes me want to puke. Hopefully, they are dumped in a filthy nursing home when they become old and left to rot on dirty sheets and bedsores.

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