In Tujunga, California, an elderly man who could barely care for himself knew it was time to surrender his dog no matter how much he loved her. Although animal advocates don’t want to see any dogs in the shelter, the ailing man made the right choice.
His note to the shelter left everyone in tears:
“It is with a heavy heart that I do hereby surrender Puppy Dog to the East San Fernando Valley Animal Shelter on March 17, 2021. Her companionship will be sorely missed and it is my wish that she be treated with all the love and respect she gave me during our time together. The idea of her waiting for me to come back to get her is very sad. Please tell her I loved her very much.
Puppy Dog has some medical issues and recently went blind. Her advocate sings her praises as a very sweet dog who is fine with children and cats, however Puppy Dog doesn’t do well with other dogs. Her medical notes include the following:
- Very red gingival tissue severe dental tartar
- Left eye appears slightly sunken; both eyes have cataracts and appears to be blind
- Very unsure of herself when walking and bumped into walls searching for her water bowl
- Both stifles decreased proprioception in the left rear leg multiple tumors
- Masses along the right flank, right hip et al
- Left flank masses
- History of seizures
Sadly, Puppy Dog has been listed “Orange” and if she isn’t rescued by March 24, the shelter will consider euthanasia.
Yes, Puppy Dog’s rescue is a long shot, but sharing with approved rescues, family, friends and social media contacts via social media has resulted in happy news and some of the most unexpected acts of kindness. Whether Puppy Dog has a day, a week, months or longer, doesn’t this dog deserve the best in a loving hospice home – a soft bed, lots of soft pets and love and the best foods. Can you help?
PetHarbor adoption listing: Puppy Dog #A1917371
My name is Puppy dog and I am a spayed female, brown brindle and white Mixed breed. The shelter thinks I am about 11 years old. I weigh approximately 46 pounds.
I have been at the shelter since Mar 17, 2021.
For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter at (888) 452-7381
Ask for information about animal ID number A1917371.
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