Dog dropped off as children cried but parent lied and said he was a stray

The children called him Loco; the dog had barely been fed and was very dirty when he arrived at the California shelter. As the children cried, their parents told the staff at the Carson Animal Care Center, they had just found the dog.

“The very small kids cried and yelled ‘Goodbye Loco’… and this was wrong on so many levels… You can see they broke Loco’s heart as well as their kids when they left him. He is incredibly sweet and needs help fast…,” posted a shelter volunteer who had been at the shelter when the dog and the family arrived.

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The dog’s assessment went very well. He was more comfortable with the handlers, but tolerated the other dogs. His preferred lifestyle is gentle/dainty. He is available for public adoption with middle school-aged children or older. Large, calm dogs are recommended.

Additional information below. Please note, the Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact.

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A5338792  Unknown -12/03/19 – available on 12/07/19. He arrived in the rain with no tag or chip.

SENIOR#A5338792 I’m an approximately 10 year old male Lab Retriever. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 12/3. I will be available on 12/7. You can visit me at my temporary home at C229.

Lab Retriever  AGE:10 years
Male  ARRIVED:12/3
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

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