Neutering gone wrong: German shepherd can’t catch a break at shelter

A five-year-old German shepherd seems not to be able to catch a break. The handsome dog was apparently neutered by the Palmdale Animal Care Center veterinarians and is now suffering from a health complication. A plea from the shelter indicates placement for the dog must be procured within 72 hours. A volunteer writes:

 “Handsome 5yr old, 85lb Leighton cannot catch a break. He was neutered by the shelter & is now suffering from a nasty complication at his neuter site. How painful must this be! Leighton has now received a 72hr plea & needs to exit by 11/17 at the LATEST. He desperately needs help. PALMDALE, CA.”


Adoption listing

My name is LEIGHTON and I’m an approximately 5 years old male germ shepherd. I am already neutered. I have been at the Palmdale Animal Care Center since November 1, 2019. You can visit me at my temporary home P2401.

Check out his video:

The shelter has sent out a 72-hour plea for help from animal advocacy groups to help. A description of Leighton’s behavior is discussed below:


Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Surely, Leighton deserves better.

(Video credit Alyssa AB)

Please note the Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact for this dog. All serious inquiries should be addressed to the Palmdale Animal Care Center located at 38550 Sierra Hway, Palmdale, California 93550


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