Update: Shadow was put to sleep. Rest in peace.
A senior dog is heartbroken that his family got rid of him, in fact, video taken inside of the busy Carson Animal Services facility in Gardena, California, shows the old dog howling for his people.
The surrendered senior dog
His name is Shadow and he is 11-years-old. Shadow was taken to the animal control agency on May 27 and in the months that have followed, nobody has stepped up to offer him a safe place to stay.
The volunteer-run Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, wrote:
SHADOW is so neglected and now surrendered to the shelter but his heart is huge and now it’s broken. He was brought in minutes before this was taken and you can hear his heartbreaking howl for his family at the end. Whoever had him before did not deserve this sweet soul. Please SHARE for his life, a FOSTER or Adopter would save him now. Thanks!
So much working against this homeless dog
There are many things working against this senior dog…his color (he is black – and suffers from the dreaded “black dog syndrome” which means that he is most likely to be passed by at the shelter by adopters), he is a senior and most adopters are seeking puppies or young dogs, and he is a pit bull, the type of dog that too many people fear.
Is there hope for this dog?
You can lend Shadow a hand by sharing this article to help him find a loving new owner, or a reputable rescue group. Please post to your various social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest) to help people see Shadow. Networking is known to save lives!
Petharbor link here.
For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566
Ask for information about animal ID number A5183134
Video of Shadow
Shadow’s heartbreaking howls can be heard midway through the video.
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.
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