With tears in her eyes, pup left at shelter and traded in for a larger model

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With tears in her eyes, Chica watched as her owner left the shelter. After ten years, her family surrendered her because they wanted a bigger dog. Meanwhile Chica was left heartbroken and confused.

A volunteer writes:

“URGENT… She was RETURNED because they said changed their mind and wanted a big dog. Please SHARE she has been through SO MICH and a FOSTER or Adopter would save her now.

After 10 years sweet CHICA was left at the Shelter heartbroken and confused when her family moved. It looks like she may have had a bunch of litters. They said she is great with everyone and already housebroken…”


#A5307544 My name is CHICA and I’m an approximately 10 year old female Chihuahua. I am spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 8/6. I will be available on 8/10. You can visit me at my temporary home at C218. My former family who owned me for more than a year had to give me up because they were moving. But they said that I spend most of my time indoors. I seem to be good with small children. I am house trained. I am learning how to walk on a leash. I may need obedience class. I seem to get along well with dogs.

Chihuahua  AGE:10 years
Female  ARRIVED:8/6
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

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4 replies
  1. Pennys dachshunds says:

    This IS a FAMILY that Would Turn their backs on Each other in Time of Need & Walk Away>> Absolutely NO Dedication, Devotion to Anything or Anyone!!! I have Seen that CARSON is making an Effort to Be More animals Friendly I Sure Hope this Little Girl is Given !!! I had a Friend Once that Just Loved her Little Chihuahua’s With all her Heart !!! I with this Little Girl was Closer to Los Vegas!!! Please Carson contact A Chihuahua Rescue !!!

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    What a wonderful sweet little treasure!!! I hope a local rescue can help her.

    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 Chica. She deserves to be treated as a beloved family member for however long a time she has left and not die in the shelter alone, afraid and (worst of all) unloved…….


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