Update: Dumped 20-year-old pup who cried as his owner left rescued

What dog parent wouldn’t want to hug their 20-year-old dog? Meet Ivy, a senior pooch who was able to defy the odds of old age. His family, however surrendered him to the Carson Animal Care Center late this week because they could no longer afford to care for him.

The family was offered help, but they refused and left the shelter. Volunteers who were at the area where Ivy was surrendered said the dog cried as his owners left him behind. He knew.

His plight was shared many times, and one family came forward to adopt him, but that was not to be. The shelter later decided Ivy would be classified as “Rescue Only” and therefore was no longer available to the private adopter. Leave No Paws Behind stepped up, and on Saturday afternoon, Ivy was walking out of the Carson Animal Care Center.

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Ivy walks with difficulty – it seems he has pain in his back legs. He was filthy and full of fleas.

Ivy is now safe and today he will know that he matters. He is currently at The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks and has been confirmed to be 20-years-old.

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3 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    MORE PRAYERS ANSWERED BECAUSE OF NO PAWS LEFT BEHIND!

    PLEASE–PLEASE RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS–SOME CALIFORNIA
    SHELTERS HAVE AMONG THE HIGHEST KILL RATES IN THE NATION!

    THESE ANIMALS DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    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 on Ivy 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, medically fragile furbaby???

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    It’s one thing to not be able to afford treatment for an elderly pet, but, when you are offered help and still dump your 20 year old dog, then that is just heartless, how much more time do you think he has? ! I’m glad Leave No Paws Behind stepped up and took this precious dog. I hope he finds love for this remaining days.

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