At the Downey Animal Shelter in California, Arthur has had no offers for adoption. After years of loyalty, Arthur doesn’t understand what happened and why he is in a shelter cage with so many other dogs and so much noise.
Yes, Arthur has a hard time getting up and his legs are a bit wobbly, but was that a reason to dump the 10-year-old out onto the street as if he was tomorrow morning’s trash? A volunteer describes this once stately pooch: [edited slightly for grammar and spelling]
“He is an old gentleman #gsd extraordinaire, who once stood a perfect stance, and chased many balls in his prime. Now, he struggles to stand or walk with out wobbling his stiff back legs. His once filled-out body now has wrinkles and folds, from losing too much weight. It’s tough for old Arthur, a GSD extraordinaire to get this old. His mind still says he is young. But his beautiful soulful face tells a different story. Arthur, the cool old Kat is now stuck at a shelter ….. and we all need to find him some HELP. We need a wonderful senior rescue or an adopter with the means to help him.”
And if Arthur could talk, this is likely what he would be saying:
“Did they just let me go and I got lost or did they just drop me somewhere and now I can’t find my way home! I don’t want to be here it’s scary and I know us seniors aren’t the ones you want to adopt! Am I now part of the unwanted?”
Sadly, Arthur could be euthanized by the shelter at any time because of overcrowding. Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and Arthur had plenty of love left to give someone.
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