‘Too old’ – That’s what 14-year-old Rocky’s owner said when they dumped him at shelter

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The worst reason to be surrendered to an animal shelter is because you’re “too old.” Most families shopping at shelters are not interested in older dogs, and the option to euthanize them is much too often the only way these soulful pups leave the shelter. Sadly, that’s what Rocky’s owner said when he dumped his dog at the Harris County Pets Resource Center.

Perhaps being surrendered was the best thing his previous owners could have done for Rocky. Animal advocates are hoping he will soon receive the love and care he desperately needs. A volunteer writes:

“Rocky’s owner didn’t take care of him at all. This boy is not neutered and heartworm positive. if they can surrender their dog for his age, you know his care wasn’t a priority…”

PetHarbor adoption listing:

ROCKY – ID#A578746

My name is ROCKY

I am male. I look like a black and tan Rottweiler mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old.

I weigh 48.50 pounds.

Check out Rocky’s video here:

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Harris County Pets Resource Center

612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076

Monday-Friday 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm
Please use the animal’s six digit ID number when calling the shelter. Using the ID number makes it easier for the phone operators to give you accurate, up to date information.

For more information about Rocky,  call the Harris County Pets at (281) 999-3191.
Ask for information about animal ID number A578746

Please share Rocky’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. There is no time to waste; Rocky’s tomorrow depends on everyone’s help. Sharing saves lives. Follow here.

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