Senior shepherd desperately needs help

A desperate plea – senior shepherd can’t open his mouth, help needed

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Update 9/19/19: Rescued! Read the update here.

A desperate plea for help has been issued for a senior German shepherd who is in need of veterinary treatment. The nine-year-old dog, Rocky, is at the Los Angeles County (Downey) facility in California.

Not even 24 hours ago, an advocate writes:

💔Rocky can not open his mouth…. but just a little. He has to slurp food.

If Rocky wanted to smile, he couldn’t. A dog who cant smile is a job for all of us to help. Operation make Rocky Smile.

Rocky, can not open his
mouth but just a little bit. So eating can be a challenge.

Why Rocky can’t open his mouth is not revealed…just a request to get him the help that he so desperately needs:

He is very grateful and shows it with his very expressive eyes

He needs a few things… medical attention. The shelter is limited on its capabilities. Time and patience feeding him. A big helping of love and comfort…….a rescues help and a foster. He needs to be comfortable inside a home.

This senior German shepherd needs help – soon. Please take a moment to lend him a hand by sharing this article, with his adoption information.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898
Ask for information about animal ID number A5318608

Note: Please contact the shelter directly with all inquiries about this dog. The Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact.

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3 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    It would be nice to know why he can’t open his mouth. I have two 9 year old German Shepherds and they are far from over the hill, Please someone help this poor boy!


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