Neglect cases involving animals are all too common, and the discovery of a dog early Friday morning in Long Beach, California just wanted to make all of us cry. The heartbreaking photo of the emaciated dog, that likely was left abandoned on the side of the road, has gone viral.
Animal rescue volunteer Sarah Rogers posted the dog’s photo and plight asking for help.
This dog was just found in LB. The finder cannot hold onto the dog and would like to find a rescue to do a stray hold and give this pup some much needed TLC and vet care. AC has been called but may not be out immediately so it would be great if a rescue could be found before then. Please share!”
Animal Control arrived and picked him up. By mid morning, the dog had arrived at the shelter and has been reported to be doing better. While waiting for help, volunteers gave the dog food and water, and he seemed to have perked up.
“Dog is at the shelter and is alert and happy and receiving medical treatment. He is currently on hold but I will update once I know more,” Sarah added.
|This DOG – ID#A624599
I am a male and I appear to be a Boxer.
The shelter staff think I am about 5 years old.
I have been at the shelter since Apr 12, 2019.
This information was refreshed 15 minutes ago and may not represent all of the animals at the Long Beach Animal Care Services.
|For more information about this animal, call:
Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A624599
Approved rescue organizations are being encouraged to contact Long Beach Animal Care Services to help. At this time he is under medical supervision, and the attending veterinarian will make his recommendation to the shelter as to the dog’s condition.
His plight can be followed here.
More updates when available.
(Photos via Sarah Rogers and Crystal Reyes Facebook pages)
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Yesterday: Animal control officer comforts dying dogs – the story here.
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