Owner surrendered dog heartbroken

Senior dog has a broken heart after owner surrendered her to busy shelter

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A senior dog has been left with a broken heart after her owner surrendered her to a busy California animal shelter. The eight-year-old dog, named Tessa, arrived at the Carson Animal Services facility in Gardena on April 19. The volunteer-run Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter dogs, wrote:

Sweet TESSA is really struggling in the Shelter and she needs some help now. Please SHARE for her life, she’s SO heartbroken and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save her. Thanks!

One look at Tessa’s photo reveals the depth of her fear and sadness – her eyes show her uncertainty. Tessa’s former family said that they no longer had time for her – now, Tessa is not guaranteed time and she is relying on the kindness of strangers to save her life.

Adoption information for Tessa

🔹Chihuahua 🔹 AGE:8 years
🔹 Female (S) 🔹 ARRIVED:4/19
🔹 Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
🔹 M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
🔹216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Identification number #A4628435

Facebook thread for Tessa here.

💚💚INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.  💚💚

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.

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18 replies
  1. slv says:

    I pray someone helps this poor little girl. What a lame excuse, “don’t have time for her anymore”. A dog is a lifetime commitment. Shame on the “owners”!!!!

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    I just don’t understand how anyone could give up a family member…… My husband and I would have given up everything for more time with our precious little treasure MacKitty……
    @ least this precious little treasure was left @ a shelter (where hopefully she can find a new furever family and be a beloved family member)…… much better than being dumped by a freeway or in the desert or in the woods (with remote chances of surviving)…..

  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    These cruel acts by so called ‘owners’ infuriates the hell out of me -sure, dump an eight year old dog because you ‘don’t have time’ for the dog who loved your loser ass completely, and your selfishness you just take her to a shelter and forget about her – and you KNOW damn well Tessa has little chance to be adopted, but why should that bother a self centered bastard like yourself???? You have probably condemned her to death because you ‘didn’t have time’ – I truly hope this miserable nasty act comes back and slaps the crap out of you – like a fatal encounter with a tractor trailer on your way back from dumping your loving dog – you are total trash.

  4. Marsha Squibb says:

    Your dog will NEVER wake up some day and want to give you away!!!!! Selfish bastards to turn they’re backs on her!!!!! I hope only bad luck follows you!!!!!!!!

  5. Rebecca Soubra says:

    So sad, I cant believe her family would be so cruel just dropping her off like that especially being a senior dog! I hope she will find a loving home!

  6. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Whats wrong whit some people? ??? Anyone shall left a FAMILY MEMBER ????????ITS SO CRUEL !! I Hope They dont have children! !! SO PLEASE GIVE SWEET TESSA A FOREVERHOME RIGHT NOW ????????????????????????????S

  7. Christine Brown says:

    FFS when you take on a dog its for life and not discard it because you don’t want to keep the doc any longer. I call this bloody selfish and hope that your family does the same thing to you DISCARD YOU. I hope and pray that somebody adopts this fur baby before it is to late. Shared on face book

  8. Star Shelley says:

    Sharing with love and prayers for his life and freedom. Asking God for miracle to find him a loving home. Oh why do people do this to their pets, I would die first and live in car before giving up my pet. Why could they have taken him to a no kill shelter

  9. Shirley Moore says:

    Tessa is still not rescued from the shelter & isnt doing well. Please if you cant adopt please offer to foster her to get her out of the shelter until a forever home is found. If I lived closer I would take her in a heartbeat but Im in PA so please someone closer help Tessa????????????


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