Kobe’s family told shelter dog was too old and ‘going blind’

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What could be sadder than seeing a confused 12-year-old dog sitting and waiting for his family to return for him, after having been surrendered to a high kill, overcrowded California shelter? And here waits Kobe – a senior Chihuahua who is no longer wanted by his family because he is old and “going blind.”

And now it is up to volunteers and animal advocates to help this sweet dog, whose eyes in his photo seem to be getting ready to tear up. Perhaps a dog crying is not possible, but the fear and disappointment in Kobe’s face can’t be disputed.

Check out his video:


#A5315392 “My name is KOBE and I’m an approximately 12 year old male Chihuahua. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/3. I will be available on 9/3. You can visit me at my temporary home at CRECEIVING.”

Chihuahua  AGE:12 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/3
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    That poor, precious treasure…… my instinct is to want to snuggle him and reassure him that the world is “OK”……

    Has anyone contacted Frosted Faces or No Paws Left Behind?

    I don’t know who to contact at either group, just that they can (& often do) help with seniors and medically fragile cases…..

    I hope a rescue group can save Kobe. He deserves to be treated as a beloved family member for however long a time he has left and not die in the shelter alone, afraid and (worst of all) unloved…….

    WTF is wrong with people??? Most of us want our furbabies to be with us for as long as possible and we savor each and every day our precious treasures are with us……

    This so called family who gave up Kobe has reserved places in Hell waiting where they will burn forever for their cruelty…… Do they really think there is a long line of potential adopters for an elderly, blind furbaby???

  2. Jan Barnes says:

    I have had very good luck contacting Frosted Faces and No Paws Left Behind
    onliine, but it helps if many people contact them. We have to act FAST because this is a HIGH and FAST KILL SHELTER!

  3. Bunny Peters says:

    Sadly, PTS per Facebook……
    Precious little treasure Kobe, I am very sorry that you were failed by humans in so many ways….. I am very sorry that you were PTS @ the shelter, alone, afraid and (worst of all) unloved, wondering where your family was…..
    Kobe, I know that you are absolutely in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends.


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