Owner didn’t want his 16-year-old pooch after discovering dog was still alive

Penny is a delightful 16-year-old pooch who has a story to tell; too bad it is so sad. Brought into Baldwin Park County shelter as a stray, some careful detective work discovered a link to his past by the license tag he wore. No one expected Penny’s previous owner to react this way:

“#A1303225 Penny, listed as a brown tan unaltered chi, has a story,” wrote shelter volunteer Karen Klink. “His owner said he was dead and wasn’t paying his license fees. A miracle happened, and Penny showed up alive! When the owner came, he said Penny wasn’t worth it despite being offered financial assistance by ASPCA. The little dude is confirmed 16 years old; not by the owner who had no clue, but from when he had been licensed many moons ago.”

And with the push of the red button on the owner’s Iphone, Penny was left homeless, in a high kill animal shelter and now hopes for a miracle. Penny does seen to be quite healthy and is in need of a foster or a permanent home; he promises not to take up much room. He enjoys his naps and loves wet food. After all, those senior years can affect teeth, and although he still has some, it’s just so much easier to chew and then savor the tastes of canned food.

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Contact:

Baldwin Park Animal Care Center 4275 N. Elton Street
Baldwin Park CA 91706
(626) 962-3577 animalcare.lacounty.gov
Mon to Thu: 12p.m. – 7p.m.
Fri to Sun: 10a.m. – 5p.m.

(Photos and video of Penny the 16-year-old pooch courtesy of Karen Klink)

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Heartbreaking senior: What kind of life has ‘Wrinkles’ endured?

Update 7/27/17: Wrinkles was returned to his owner

Found wandering the streets of Los Angeles and picked up by Animal Control on Sunday, animal advocates continue to question why neighbors and area residents never reported the condition of Wrinkles wherever he once lived.  The condition of the  13-year-old Chinese Shar Pei is shocking; is there no one who ever cared for this dog? And in this case, he was lucky to wind up at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. At the very least he will be fed and safe; at least for now.

Click here for the dog’s adoption listing. “My name is Wrinkles and I am described as a neutered male, tan Chinese Sharpei. The shelter thinks I am about 13 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 23, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577. Ask for information about animal ID number A5088201.

A Facebook page to follow the plight of this dog can be found here.Share this dog’s photos and story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. He is expected to be available for adoption on August 2. 

Baldwin Park shelter  is open for adoptions seven days a week. The facility is located at  4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706. Phone: 626 430 2378.

(Photos of Wrinkles by Pat Gregoire)

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Heartbreaking: 3 tiny dogs tried so hard to protest owner from dragging them into Miami shelter

It was a heartbreaking sight on Saturday afternoon as three tiny dogs tried so hard to keep their owner from dragging and surrendering them to the Miami-Dade Animal Services. The two senior Chihuahuas and their bonded friend, a tan Basenji videoed were pulled through the lobby of the shelter and tried with all their strength to put the “brakes on” with their tiny feet. Still, there didn’t seem to be much they could do as their lives are now in serious peril.

And in one stroke of the pen, the dogs were sentenced to death unless they are adopted or fostered. Here they are:

Meet Marissa A1890143: Basenji “I am a female brown and white Basenji. The shelter staff think I am about 10 years old. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 07/26/2017.

Meet Bronx A1890147: Smooth coated Chihuahua “I am a male chocolate and white Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter staff thinks I am about 10 years old. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 07/26/2017.

Meet Golden A1890145: Smooth coated Chihuahua  “I am a female brown and white Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter staff thinks I am about 10 years old. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 07/26/2017.

Share these three dogs with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Facebook pages advocating for their rescue and pledging funds can be followed here and here.

Sharing saves lives. Please note the dogs are described as “strays” in their PetHarbor descriptions. According to shelter volunteers, the dogs are listed this way to give them more time in the public eye to find homes. Surrendered pets can be euthanized at any time. Again, we do not know the circumstances the dogs were surrendered or if their owner had an emergency situation, however planning for the future of our pets in cases of dire reflect responsible ownership.

For more information about these dogs and how to adopt, contact Miami-Dade Animal Services
Pet Adoption and Protection Center
3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166

Adopters and rescues are responsible for evaluating the dog to make sure that he or she is a good fit. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect information or health/behavior of the dogs.

Per BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), pitbulls and pitbull mixes CANNOT be adopted by Miami-Dade county residents. UDOM (Urgent Dogs of Miami) is against BSL and advocates for pitbulls but we have no control over this legislation.

MDAS website: http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/

(Video by Nadia Lu Bass)

(Photos of the dogs dragging via Pet Harbor and Urgent Dogs of Miami)

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Norman: Help to change shelter dog’s heartbreaking anguish to big Doxie smile

Norman is a senior Dachshund that has had the unfortunate luck to wind up at an open admission shelter. Tragically, the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter is overcrowded, and therefore dogs entering the system need to be placed in foster homes, approved rescue organizations or with adopters as quickly as possible. All kennels are full as is the receiving area; there is nowhere to place the new intakes. Irresponsible owners continue to surrender their dogs. Lives will be lost for lack of space.

What really happened to 10-year-old Norman is confusing; some say he was dumped at the shelter, others say he was a stray, however another source states Norman was confiscated from his former home and owner. Nevertheless, this senior needs a loving home. A volunteer described him:

“WITH A HORRIBLE EYE INFECTION AND JUST THE MOST BROKEN HEART EVER, YOU CAN SEE THE ABSOLUTE ANGUISH ON HIS LITTLE FACE AND WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT TO A BIG, DOXIE SMILE! HE DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS! HE IS URGENT AT SAN BERNARDINO…WHO IS DEADLY, DEADLY, DEADLY TO SICK AND SENIOR DOGS.
NORMAN ID #A505669″

A Facebook page to follow this dogs’ heartbreaking plight can be found by clicking here. Click here for Norman’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am a male, brown and black Dachshund min. Shelter staff think I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 06, 2017. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 21, 2017.” Share this dog with approved rescue organizations, friends. family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and isn’t Norman’s life worth saving? You bet it is!

For more information contact:

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304
Rescues please email Jennifer , the SBC rescue coordinator with ID asap if interested in helping .
Vanness_jen@sbcity.org
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16-year-old German shepherd left behind after his owner deported

How does a 16-year-old German shepherd wander away to roam the streets scavenging for food? Senior dogs are notoriously lazy and enjoy soft beds, delicious foods and a bit of pampering from those he has pledged his loyalty? If only that could have been the retirement for Tommy; now hidden in the back kennels of Carson Animal Care.  Tragically, the latest news states that Tommy’s owner has been deported and the dog just left behind. How difficult the separation must have been for both of them? According to Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, Tommy was found on June 22 and is available for adoption.

Check out Tommy’s Pet Harbor adoption listing here:

“My name is Tommy and I am described as a neutered male, black German Shepherd Dog and Labrador Retriever. The shelter thinks I am about 16 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 22, 2017. For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A4516456.”

A Facebook page can be followed here. Please share this sweet dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Tommy has no one else; he is depending on us – whether he has a few weeks, a few months or perhaps a few years.

(Photos and video of 16-year-old German shepherd left behind after his owner deported via Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Who betrayed Rocky? 13-year-old senior silky terrier abandoned and alone

On June 10, sweet little Rocky arrived at the Downey Animal Care Center in California. The nearly 14-year-old female silky terrier had been surrendered; to date her family never changed their mind nor have they showed up to comfort her.. And so she waits, shivering in fright with no idea why she has been abandoned nor why she is alone. shelter adoption listing. “My name is Rockie and I’m an approximately 13 years, 9 month old female silky terrier.  I am already spayed.  I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since June 10, 2017.  I am available on June 14, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at D701.” Make sure to reference A3165359 when inquiring about adoption or fostering. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

It is not known if Rocky’s former family abandoned her because she is old. Sadly she presents with several medical issues; some apparently from neglect, but dogs are never to be viewed as old couches and thrown away when they actually need their families the most. Her medical records indicate the following:

Cataracts -OU
Yellow Debris and crusting AD
Mass on right hip, right side of chest. Flaky skin, hair loss behind both ears, and rear legs.

A/P- large palpable mass on right hip. R/o lipoma VS malignancy.

Cataracts
Dental tartar
Ceruminous discharge AU- r/o otitis externa vs Media

On medications.

Rocky can be released to an approved organization or a compassionate advocate after agreeing and signing a medical waiver. Surgery is not recommended at this time until there is a consultation with a licensed veterinarian because of the dog’s age. Check out Rocky’s short video. She is so frightened; can anyone help? Please share her plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Whether Rocky only has days, weeks or years, how is it fair to abandon her at a shelter? Advocates have been pledging funds to help an approved rescue organization with the dog’s veterinarian expenses. Sharing saves lives. To help Rocky, contact the Downey Animal Care Center at (562).940.6898.

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Poor Betty so scared of leash, shelter volunteer tearfully carries her outdoors

When a volunteer from the Miami-Dade Animal Pet Adoption and Protection Center checked on Betty, the six-year-old frightened terrier mix hid in the back of her kennel. Gently clipping on the leash around the dog’s neck, she refused to move. Initially thinking, Betty was unable to walk, Ashely Lopez decided to carry her outdoors; no dog should have to spend all day in a cage just because she didn’t want to walk. And so Betty’s  sad story began to unfold:

“After carrying her outside, she sat happy in a corner watching the cars and the people pass,” Ashley stated as she gently scratched Betty behind the ears. “She let me pet her and sit with her. When it came time to put on the leash again, she ran away from me. This poor baby can walk just fine!”

And as Ashley’s heart broke piece by piece, she could only guess what may have been a terrible part of this senior’s past.

“She just hates being on a leash. I don’t doubt it was because her old family made her scared of the leash.”

Click here for the dog’s listing. Betty #A1880847. “I am a female tan and white Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 6 years old and I weigh 64 pounds. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 06/17/2017.” Follow her Facebook pages here and here. Share this girl’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Betty needs a loving home where she can cuddle up in a comfortable bed and run free without a leash. Although her shelter notes Betty is six-years-old, she seems much older, and this dog deserves to live her last years in a home full of love and happiness. 

(Video and photos courtesy of Ashley Lopez)

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Video: Meet sad Betty. Please share her story and help her find a home.

Woman surrendered family pet and told her child to take a photo to remember their dog

Adopted!

At the Clay County Animal Care and Control in Green Cove Springs, Florida some days are just worse than others. On Tuesday morning, a woman surrendered the family pet and told the young child with her to take a photo so he could remember their dog.

“There are some crappy people out there,” thought shelter volunteer Andrea Cassman. “Good job turning in your dog with your 11-year-old child in tow and telling him to take a picture of the dog to remember her. Here is the dog in the kennel scared and confused. Her crate and bed are in the lobby,” stated Andrea nearly in tears.

Andrea had been helping with an adoption when the woman came in with the youngster asking for information how to surrender a dog.  At the time, they didn’t have the dog with them, but the woman explained to the shelter staff the dog had belonged to her daughter, but allegedly the daughter had moved away two years ago and left the dog with the mother. A few hours later, the woman returned with the dog; a ten-year-old sweet Labrador retriever named Duchess. The dog’s face dropped as she was placed in a kennel and watched her family walk away. Maybe she knew they would never return, but how does one explain that to a dog?

When the child asked his grandmother how he could remember their dog, the woman said “through a picture.”

“I thought she should see how the poor dog looked in the kennel. Duchess was lying there and crying; the dog actually had tears in her eyes,” Andrea told the Pet Rescue Report.

According to shelter notes, Duchess is good with children, other dogs and is curious around cats when she initially meets them. Please share her plight with friends, family and social media contacts; sharing saves lives. Follow her story here. For more information about Duchess, contact the Clay County Animal Care and Control located at  3984 FL-16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Phone:(904) 269-6342.

(Photo and video of surrendered pet courtesy of Andrea Cassman)

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Old and too afraid to get out of her bed, does that mean Spammy should die in a shelter?

UPDATE: Rescued! 😉

Meet Spammy; she’s 15-years-young and is no longer wanted by her family because she’s too old. Does that mean this dog should die  alone in a strange room with strangers holding her down while she quietly gasps for her last breath? Her owners said she was ill – but not even a short explanation provided as the family Spammy knew her entire life, walked away with barely a “good dog” pat on her head.

And that may very well be the plight of this senior Jack Russell terrier. Click here for her Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Spammy and I am described as a spayed female, white and brown Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 06, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5074731. Follow her Facebook page here.

A volunteer who met this frightened little dog offered the following information on Tuesday:

“SPAMMY is 15 and her family dropped her off and said she was Ill. She can’t see well and she is so confused; she hasn’t moved from that bed. Please help her, she will break your heart.”

Please share this senior’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. At the current time, the Carson Shelter has 160 dogs needing help. Please consider adopting or fostering your next best friend. (Photos and video of Spammy courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs.)

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UPDATE: Lucky’s heart was broken when his family said he was too old

“Too old” is what Lucky’s family told the staff at the Carson Animal Care Center when they surrendered him on Wednesday. The 12-year-old Border collie’s eyes followed his family’s departure as they walked out. The dog had not given up though; he continued to watch and wait. Lucky wasn’t very lucky! Volunteers shook their heads in sad disbelief:

“LUCKY is 12 and he needs your help now; his heart was broken today when his family left him. Please SHARE for his life; he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. He has not been neutered.  (I will be available on 6/4 may be an error) His former family gave him up because they thought he had gotten too old.”

Pet Rescue Report knew “too old” Lucky deserved another chance; too bad what his heartless family thought of him. And with the help of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, animal rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts, Lucky found his groove.  Check out this dog’s freedom video and hope that every dog stuck in a shelter can be this lucky. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to help – one dog at a time.

“Too old” Lucky’s photos and videos via Saving Carson Dogs.