Shelter plea for 14-year-old golden retriever surrendered by owner

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Update 6/10/2022: Saving Carson Shelter Dogs has stated that a rescue is supposed to come get this dog when the shelter opens today.

An urgent plea for help has been issued on behalf of a 14-year-old golden retriever who was surrendered to an animal shelter this week by his owner. The elderly dog, named Rascal, is at the Carson Animal Services facility and he has medical issues that need to be addressed.

On Thursday evening, the Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook page shared the shelter’s request for assistance:

Hello, the Carson Animal Care Center is requesting rescue assistance for Rascal. Rascal is a 14 year old Golden Retriever that was surrendered. The previous owner could no longer keep up with his medical issues (arthritis). Rascal is moderately overweight and currently beig treated for a wound/growth on his cheek and an eye infection. He also has abnormal pigmentation over his entire back. Rascal will need follow up care with a private vet for diagnostics and therapy.Rascal can go out on TRUST/ Health Waiver. If you are able to rescue Rascal please contact the Carson Animal Care Center ASAP.

Please share Rascal’s information – he needs out of the shelter facility as soon as possible.

Find Rascal’s information below:

#A5484323 My name is RASCAL and I’m an approximately 14 year old male Golden Retriever. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 6/8.🔹Golden Retriever 🔹 AGE: 14 years🔹 male 🔹 ARRIVED:6/8🔹 Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566🔹 OPEN 2 pm-5 pm, WED 2pm-7pm🔹216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit to complete the online foster application.

Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter. The Pet Rescue Report is NOT the point of contact. Thank you.

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