Frozen with fear, abused dog cowers in corner of high kill shelter

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What are the odds of an abused dog frozen with fear leaving a high kill shelter alive? His name is Paws, and this highly compressed dog faces into the corner of his kennel cage – trying so hard to escape the loud noises, the strangers around him and the terrifying environment. This broken pup remains at the North Central LA City Shelter in Los Angeles and waits for help.

His advocate, Tom Kiesche, describes the dog’s plight:

“…We do not know if he gets along with other dogs yet. We do not know if he’s good on a leash yet. We will be working with him. We have worked with even more challenging dogs. Sometimes it takes time. Patience. Understanding. The city shelters are a very challenging environment for many dogs. We love all the shares and all the love. And with your help we will get him home.”

Check out Paws’ video:

Paws came into the North Central Los Angeles Shelter with multiple injuries. It is not known if he had been attacked or abused. Sadly, he is not the only dog hiding in the corner.  Experienced volunteers are needed to provide foster homes for these dogs.

Be the voice for the those who cannot speak. Share Paws’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Please note that Pet Rescue Report is not the contact point for this dog. See below for additional information)

PetHarbor adoption listing:

“PAWS – ID#A1908370

My name is Paws and I am an unaltered male, brown brindle Mixed breed.

The shelter thinks I am about 4 years old.
I weigh approximately 69 pounds.

I have been at the shelter since Nov 04, 2019. Make sure to reference A1908370.”

North Central Shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. (Closed on Mondays).
All North Central animals come spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on all their shots (including rabies). North Central LA City shelter; 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, CA; 213­-485­-5767.

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3 replies
  1. Josue Jaramillo says:

    When i see animals like Paws who are scared to death of humanity i think of God. Just imagine how upset God is feeling and heartbroken when he sees his creatures being abused by humans. The one thing i agree with God is animals go to heaven. Why? Because he says his creatures are always righteous and animals have no sin. And all animals praise him. However, us humans we have to work hard in order to be with our God. We have to proof we are worth being with him.


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