Shaking dog, visually impaired, ‘on notice’ at busy shelter

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A young dog, overwhelmed and uncertain at a busy California animal shelter, has been put on 72-hour notice and his advocate is pleading for his life. On Sunday, a plea for Ghost’s life was post to social media, along with a heartbreaking description of his fear at the shelter facility:

Ghost wasn’t barking or poking his head out, he was laying on his bed, with all paws tucked in staring forward just shaking. Petrified shaking.💔
Nothing, I said got him to stop. I wasn’t able to take him out. My heart broke in two.
After awhile, I came back and he seemed better, so I sat in front of his kennel with treats. I called him over and put out the treat and he was having a hard time finding the treat. Poor Ghost this whole time, was vision impaired. No wonder he trembled and shook and barked.

But Ghost got to go out in the play yard to show his true colors. Despite his fear, he allowed himself to be leashed and led outside. His advocate describes the encounter:

Ghost was shaking when i put the leash on, but he bravely let me. I let him in the play yard and I let him spend all day in there. I would visit him often, and approach slowly, letting him use all his senses, to know me. I showered him with treats as I could and gave him pets. By the end of day, I would walk by the play yard and see his beautiful smile. He was so happy. He would sit beside me, smiling and enjoying the scratches. 💗 When there was dogs beside him in the next play yard, he was eager and happy to smell them, and even played through the fence with a sweet young pup 💗 and did a play bow.

And the heartbreaking end to Ghost’s day:

I hated putting him back in the kennel. And yesterday he received a 72 hour plea. This is my long post on him I will make a short shelter plea post but this is my long version of sweet Ghost. Just 2 years old.

Ghost has less than 72 hours. He is just two years of age and he deserves a chance – a chance to live and be happy! Please share Ghost’s adoption information and help him find the person who can save his life.

Find Ghost’s adoption profile here.

ID# A5491543
Located At: Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey

Location: Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey
Phone Number: (562) 940-6898
Address: 11258 South Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242

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  1. OMGosh! POOR shaking suffering GHOST deserves MORE time for an angel to find him and get him out! PAWS crossed this WILL happen!!! ANYONE here who can help or find someone who can??? This is simply beyond heartbreaking especially after reading what his kennel advocate has to say.

  2. This is so heartbreaking. I hope Ghost can be rehomed into a loving furever family. He deserves to be treated as a beloved family member for his entire life.

    I wonder why it took so long to identify him as vision impaired??? I hope someone local can open up their heart and house for this precious treasure.


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