At the Downey Animal Care Center in California, Arthur had no offers for adoption. After years of loyalty, Arthur couldn’t understand what happened and why he was in a shelter cage with so many other dogs and so much noise.
The senior’s photos and story quickly went viral on social media. A volunteer told his story:
“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.”
On Thursday afternoon, the Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue changed Arthur’s unknown future; he is no longer “unwanted.” When a rescue volunteer, Renee Abbott received a short video of Arthur in the play yard, the dog immediately became a candidate for rescue:
“We are soo full right now, but this face said – Renee you are a sucker you have to save me! Well after juggling my crazy schedule I carved out time to drive north to Downey from San Diego,” Renee wrote on her Facebook page.
There was no disappointment when the two met. Renee fell in love with Arthur. He will be receiving a full physical examination and work up and will be ready for surgery early next week to remove several masses on his stomach area.
And then – Arthur(o) will be ready for a foster home or better yet – ADOPTED!
Stand by and follow Arthur’s progress here. He may be the one!
To help with Arthur(o)’s medical expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.
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