‘Jerk of the week’ surrenders 15-year-old dog to shelter because he was moving

On October 4, Shaq was surrendered to the San Bernardino City Animal Control because his owner moved into a new apartment whose policy prohibits large dogs. The unaltered male tan and black Chow Chow mix is 15-years-old. His chances of being adopted about about “zero,” angry shelter volunteers called out. Try to explain to Shaq why his owner, dubbed “jerk of the week,” abandoned him; no one has yet been able to logically explain to any of the volunteers who fight the endless battle for these loyal pets. Who can explain the betrayal they all must feel as they too often sit and wait to be euthanized in the busy, overcrowded shelter? For sure, they don’t want to die.

Perhaps you can help? Click here for Shaq’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Shaq and I am an unaltered male, tan and black Chow Chow mix. Shelter staff think I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 04, 2017.” For more information about the adoption process, click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call: San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A508460.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page advocating for his rescue can be followed here. Help Shaq forget the “jerk of the week” who just dropped him off and  didn’t care enough to search for an apartment that permitted larger dogs.

Check out his video by Cindy Willis. Look how great he looks for an older guy. Please give this boy a chance. He was even wagging his tail at the volunteer while she was videoing him:

Owner dumps 15-year-old Poms ‘Chucky and Milo’ at crowded shelter

After 15 years of having a home, Chucky and Milo were surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center; the reason – their owner didn’t want the responsibility of caring for the bonded little Pomeranians. The two bonded seniors need everyone’s help to either find an approved rescue organization, a home or a compassionate family to provide foster care. Otherwise their futures seem very bleak.

#A5106984 My name is MILO and I’m an approximately 15 year old male Pomeranian. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/2. I will be available on 9/2. Follow Milo’s plight here:

Pomeranian  AGE:15 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/2
AVAILABLE ON: 9/2
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

 

#A5106985 My name is CHUCKY and I’m an approximately 15 year old male Pomeranian. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/2. I will be available on 9/2.

Pomeranian  AGE:15 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/2
AVAILABLE ON: 9/2

A Facebook page for both of the dogs can be followed here.

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(Photos and videos of Chucky and Milo courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs’ volunteers)

Share their information, photos and video; we are their only hope. Sharing saves lives – help Chucky and Milo leave the shelter cuddled safely in a rescuer’s arms. Check out their video. Haven’t these two very frightened seniors been through enough? Surely someone can help:

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-year-old Australian shepherd dumped in shelter to die frightened and alone

Update: Sad news to report – Titan was euthanized

Titan is a 14-year-old Australian shepherd brought in as a stray into one of the most crowded California shelters on August 17. His family had until August 29 to contact  the Riverside County Animal Control, but no one ever showed up. As if Titan knows he has been truly abandoned by the family he spent his entire life loving, now he barely acknowledges anyone passing by nor lifts his head to show any interest.

Whether Titan has two days, two months or two years, does being a senior dog warrant his family deserting him at the time of his life where all he most likely wants is a soft bed, a good meal everyday and a soft hand gently petting his head – reminding Titan of the love his family shares for him?

Click here for Titan’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “I am a neutered male, black and brown Australian Shepherd mix. The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Aug 17, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Riverside County Animal Control – San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus at (951) 358-7387. Ask for information about animal ID number A1386389.

On Wednesday, a shelter volunteer stated Titan was not handling the shelter situation very well; ” his family did not come for him…scared, sad, confused and will die because of it,” had been posted on the dog’s Facebook page. Share Titan’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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Dumped! 16-years-old and ‘you leave me at the shelter to die’

Dumped! Lia just wanted to be loved. Thought to be 16-years-old, and at a time when a hug, a kiss and a soft bed could make all the difference in the world for a gentle 9-pound Shih Tzu in the sunset of her life, her owners instead decided to surrender her to Manhattan’s facility of New York City Animal Care Centers.

“My name is LIA. My Animal ID # is A1122844.
I am a female gray shih tzu mix. The shelter thinks I am about 16 YEARS old. I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 08/21/2017 from NY 10455, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.”

And as angry as animal advocates are, it’s not the shelter’s fault. Overcrowding, age and Lia’s medical status have brought her to Wednesday’s list of dogs to die this afternoon by humane euthanasia. Where is her family? Doesn’t Lia deserve to be held by her owner and gently stroked telling her she was a good dog all of her life? Doesn’t Lia deserve to live out her days if so inclined?

Check out her profile as detailed by the shelter:

“08/21/17 18:08 Basic Information Lia is a 16 year old gray small breed dog. Her owner brought her in for the pet’s health. Socialization Lia is friendly around strangers, she play really well with other small dogs. She plays gently with children, and adults. Behavior Lia enjoys being brushed and bathed. For new family Her previous owner described Lia as friendly and outgoing. She loves to lay around and watch tv with you all day long. She enjoys being brushed and bathed.”

As to Lia’s physical conditions – she’s old; does advanced age warrant a death sentence?

“O.D. suspect blind cannot assess anterior or posterior chambers due to chronic disease: rule out KCS, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: periodontal disease/gingivitis/oligodontia PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: female MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, poor coat, severely matted all 4 paws. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: geriatric female small breed, chronic ophthalmic disease: rule out KCS vs other. matted hair coat, periodontal disease. Plan: finish grooming matts from feet consider ophthalmic consultation consider periodontal therapy Prognosis: fair SURGERY: too old for surgery.”

TO ADOPT THIS ANIMAL THROUGH THE PUBLIC ADOPTION SITE, PLEASE GO TO NYCACC.ORG/PublicAtRisk.htm AND SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM TO LOG IN AND RESERVE THE ANIMAL. THERE WILL BE A $202 DEPOSIT REQUIRED. $150 WILL BE REFUNDED ONCE PROOF OF SPAY/NEUTER IS SUPPLIED.☆★

For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues.

You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.

Lia can be adopted by anyone. Please share her plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. She only has a few hours left to nibble on treats. Sharing saves lives.

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(Photos and video of dumped Lia  via NYC ACC volunteers and staff)

Check out her video – sure doesn’t look like a little old lady who is ready to die:

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.

Share Penny’s plight with approved rescue organizations,  friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This senior can be followed on Facebook here.

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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Photos and video courtesy of Sal Valdepena.