Senior dog victim of cruelty

Senior cruelty survivor at animal control – will he ever know love?

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Update 8/16/19: According to Petharbor, Rowdy has been adopted!

A senior dog, believed to be a victim of cruelty, is being held at a busy California animal control agency. Will the nine-year-old dog, Rowdy, ever know what it means to be loved? On Wednesday, a Facebook plea was issued on Rowdy’s behalf on the Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs page:

URGENT HELP NEEDED! When I was leaving the shelter the other day, staff stopped me and specifically asked if I could help network a dog named Rowdy who was relinquished to the shelter and listed “cruelty.” Rowdy is an underweight senior, you can see his spine 😥

The senior dog is described as mellow, and accepting of human kindness. Does anyone care about a senior mixed breed dog? Or will shelter visitors simply pass him by, in search of a younger, purebred dog? You can lend this boy a hand by taking a moment to network his adoption information. Networking saves lives!

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A0816482

Shelter address:
6851 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, California 92509
Phone: 951-358-7387
M-F 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm
Closed on major holidays
Shelter does not answer phones on Saturday

Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email:
Rescue desk is closed on the weekends

Note: Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the shelter. The Pet Rescue Report is not the point of contact.

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1 reply
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    This sad sweetheart “desperately” needs love–it certainly looks like he has only known cruelty and suffering! PLEASE–IT’S TIME FOR THIS TO CHANGE!


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