Elderly shepherd with mobility issues now a ‘death row dog’ after second time in shelter

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An elderly shepherd, 14 years of age, is now a death row dog after his second go-round at a busy California animal control agency. The dog, named Champ, has been at the Baldwin Park Animal Services facility since March 1, and his time is up. On Wednesday, an urgent plea was issued on his behalf:

Champ is CRITICALLY URGENT & likely has 12hrs left to live. Aged at 14, 95 lb Champ was found laying in fecal matter & urinated all the way to the play yard. This is not his first shelter stay, as he was adopted from this very shelter in July 2018.

Behavior assessment from the shelter:

Champ urgently needs to be rescued…please share his adoption information now!

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
Ask for information about animal ID number A5195858

Video from Champ’s first time at the facility

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Such a sweet parrot!


3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG: how can anyone dump a senior family member in a “kill shelter”??? I am always shocked that senior dogs are dumped into a shelter when they need their families most (after being a loving, devoted member of the family for their entire life)……

    Honestly do these people think that there are long lines of potential adopters for senior pets???

    It breaks my heart to think of these wonderful precious treasures being euthanized alone and unloved at the shelter……..

    I hope this precious treasure Champ is rehomed into a loving furever family where he will be treated as a beloved family member for the remainder of his life…….

    Our furbabies are family!!! We have them with us from adoption date to their last breaths…….

    • Bunny Peters says:

      NLL per PetHarbour……. not sure what it means: No Longer Listed could mean adopted, rescued or euthanized…….


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