Blind senior faces the wall day and night with little hope for adoption

Her name is Luna, and the blind senior Chihuahua was brought in as a stray on January 12. Lucky for Luna, she was chipped and her family was called; unlucky for Luna, her family didn’t want her anymore. A volunteer, brought to tears just watching the frightened sightless Chihuahua who seemed to have given up on life, posted the following on Facebook hoping to attract attention for Luna’s desperate rescue plight:

 “Sh*t out of luck little blind chi who just faces the wall and growls when anyone approaches! She has about as much chance of getting adopted as she has of driving a car. To make matters worse, she is at the back of the shelter and a non-public medical building so no one’s ever going to get to see her. I thought she was incredibly cute though and pray that maybe some kind soul will take pity on her and her grumpy predicament and get her the heck out of there!!”

And her advocate continued:

“She is age 10, blind as a bat, grumpy. That may be the good news!! She is tiny anyway and probably has no teeth so her bites, if she follows through on those growls, will probably amount to little more than being gummed!”

Luna’s Pet Harbor listing can be found here. “My name is Luna and I am described as a female, tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 12, 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 A5025190.  A Facebook page to follow her plight can be found here. Share Luna with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. We are Luna’s only hope.

(Photo of Luna courtesy of Jackie Gibbons Tomlinson.)

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Beyond heartbreaking: 16-year-old senior shivers in fear at Miami shelter

It’s a beyond heartbreaking brief video; 16-year-old Brandie the senior shivers in fear at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Somehow this black and brown Pointer mix was picked up as a stray on January 3. Her family either abandoned or just gave up trying to find her. Tragically, Brandie’s situation is desperate as the shelter has called out to their participating rescue organizations for help.Brandie 2

And as if being a senior and being black and brown isn’t bad enough, Brandie has been tucked into one of the bottom dark cages in the adoption room where she is overlooked and ignored as plump little puppies capture all of the attention of would be-adopters.

“As she looked over to the people choosing puppies, I was observing the sad look in her eyes. The senior shivers in fear and just looks out of her crate to that people that don’t even see her black body in the dark cage,” one volunteer at the shelter observed on Thursday.

Click here for Brandie’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am a spayed female, black and brown Pointer mix. The shelter staff think I am about 16 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 03, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. Ask for information about animal ID number A0812176. A Facebook page for Brandie can be found here.

Watch Brandie’s short video and share her plight with approved rescues, friends, family and social media. She’s a senior – and at this time of her life deserves better than this. We are Brandie’s only hope. Please help. The Miami-Dade Animal Services is located at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. Call (305) 884.1101 or email pets@miamidade.gov.

Photos and video of senior shivers in fear by 4Love of Paws Miami:

 

 

Heartbreaking: No new home means Frankie dies today

Update: Rescued!

Ten-year-old Frankie spent Christmas, and now the first nine days of 2017 in a kennel cage at the Miami-Dade County Animal Services. The very sad terrier has waited and waited for someone to save him, and no one has stepped forward. He shakes and shivers and has no idea why he is being kept behind bars as a prisoner; the sweet gently dog didn’t do anything wrong.

The shelter has sent out numerous please for help, and this dog urgently needs a rescue to save his life. His deadline is Monday afternoon at 6:00 p.m. when it has been reported the dog will be euthanized for space. Described as incredibly sweet, friendly and calm, this dog would make a wonderful companion. Surely there must be someone out there to give him a loving home and a warm bed – instead of the cold floor of a kennel and a fate even worse than that. The dog’s initial evaluation described him as friendly, non aggressive, but stiff. Advocates have been pledging funds to help a qualified rescue organization with his medical expenses.

Share Frank’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. We are his future, and sharing saves lives.

A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.  For more information about this dog, contact Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center located at 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166. Be sure to reference A1840190. According to Urgent Dogs of Miami, there has been interest in rescuing Frank. Pet Harbor listing here.

Photos and video of Frankie courtesy of Urgent Dogs of Miami.

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Senior Labrador retriever found abandoned and depressed

By the look in Ray’s eyes, this senior Labrador retriever knows he has been abandoned and his family will never try to find him. Found wandering alone and scavenging for food scraps in Torrance, California, eight-year-old Ray isn’t feeling that well. He’s much too thin, his eyes are crusty, and he’s missing parts of his coat, but none of that has diminished his love for humans – no hard feelings with Ray. All he wants is a family to love.

Click here for Ray’s adoption listing.  “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 8 year old male Labrador retriever  I am already neutered.  I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since January 7, 2017.  I will be available on January 22, 2017.”

Ray’s Facebook page can be followed here. Additional information can be found here. Share Ray’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Advocates have been pledging funds to help an approved rescue with veterinarian and support expenses.

For additional information on fostering or adoptions, please contact:

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
Phone: 310.523.9566 Make sure to reference A5023753.

Photos of Ray the senior Labrador courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs

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Heartbreaking plea to help German shepherd ‘Raquel’ with arthritis

In an urgent message on social media, a plea to help  Raquel, an eight-year-old  German shepherd find her way into the arms of an approved rescue organization in Miami, Florida, is quickly garnering attention from animal advocates. According to notes posted by Facebook advocacy group, Urgent Dogs of Miami,  Raquel has severe arthritis, yet despite the pain veterinarians state she must be feeling, anyone who has met her sings her praises as to her sweet disposition with no signs of aggression.jani-bradford

Carried in on a sling, after having been found as a stray, Raquel is reported to have been adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center years ago. And now, at a time where she needs her family the most, the heartbreaking situation begs for a call to action:jani-bradford-3

 “This precious senior girl named RAQUEL, A1069118 arrived at the shelter yesterday and had to be carried in a blanket hammock because she is unable to walk due to arthritis. We don’t have any information on where or how this baby was found, but judging from her low ID number, she was adopted from the shelter as a pup and now finds herself back here again. There is nothing more heart- wrenching than a senior who ends up at a kill shelter when he or she needs their family the most. This poor girl should be curled up in a comfy bed being loved by her family, not fighting for her life in a crowded shelter.”

Follow Raquel’s Pet Harbor listing here. (A1069118) I am a spayed female black brindle German Shepherd Dog. The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old and I weigh 54 pounds. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 01/07/2017. A Facebook page to follow this dog’s plight can be found by clicking here. Initial veterinary reports indicate Raquel’s heart, eyes, ears and general health are within normal range. If her owner does not show up, she will need immediate rescue.

Share Raquel’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of Raquel by Urgent Dogs of Miami and Jani Bradford)

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14-year-old Maybelle left to fend for herself

Update: Rescued!

Who can explain how or why Maybelle became another senior left alone to fend for herself? Brought to the Carson Animal Care Center on December 27, the gray and white terrier was exhausted. She curled up on a blanket in the medical ward because of her age, eyes, ears and her skin condition. Advocates who have met her describe the little gal as shy; the neglected little one barely lifted her pretty head for the next two days.maybelle-2

Click here for Maybelle’s Pet Harbor listing.” I am described as a female, gray and white Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 27, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5021789. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Share this senior’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Although there is a rescue interested in helping, they do need a foster parent for this little one. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and videos of Maybelle courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs. For more information about this dog, contact the Carson Animal Care Center located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566

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13-year-old ‘Brandy’ surrendered for being a ‘bad girl’

Update: Safe – adopted!

A 13-year-old Cocker spaniel spent her last Christmas at the only home she ever knew. On December 26, her family surrendered her to the Carson Animal Care Center – removed her collar and leash and walked away; the last words they muttered to Brandy were “bad girl.”

Click here for Brandy’s PetHarbor listing. “My name is Brandy and I am described as a spayed female, brown and tan Cocker Spaniel. The shelter thinks I am about 13 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 26, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5021452. A Facebook page for Brandy can be followed here as advocates share the senior’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Funds are being pledged for an approved organization’s expenses.

Sadly, this senior is not doing well in the shelter, and her sadness has everyone worried. Dogs are not disposable trash when they get old – please don’t become a pet parent without making a lifetime commitment to your furry friend. Too many senior dogs wind up in shelters because of irresponsible owners.

(Photo courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Owner dumps 14-year-old dog at shelter to be euth’ed after private vet’s opinion

A very sad update posted on Friday afternoon at 3:50 stated:

“… Symon is Rip. Owner called shelter later on again today to check if they already euthanized him, and why shelter was still holding him… shelter vet evaluated him and he was deaf, blind and very disorientated, they have not choice to apply the Eu. I can’t believe a private vet suggested them to take to a shelter to euthanize their dog for free. And more that they were not even have a heart to be in their last minutes of life. Again, Happy hell holidays to his owners, hope they never again owns pet. So sorry Symon, so sorry!”

Rest in peace Symon. We are deeply saddened you were betrayed by your family at a time when a gentle hug, a reassuring pat and the words “I love you; you were a good dog” would have been so comforting to you.

Tears rolled down the cheeks of  an animal advocate at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston on Thursday as the owner of a 14-year-old dog surrendered him to the shelter ordering the staff to euthanize their dog. Both shelter workers and volunteers expressed their outrage as to the heartless act on Houston, Save lives is our mission:

“…brought me to tear up with the girl at Harris County after I called shelter, when I asked what happened to this dog, and she says his owners brought him yesterday 12/15 and requested shelter to euthanize him, by suggestion of their own private vet!! WTH then you bring your old dog, the one you’re supposed to care for to a crowded shelter and left behind to die?!! Is it too much to at least be by his side until catch his last breath??..Why don’t you spend  the last days by his side? Their vet says is nothing that can be done for him; shelter’s vet has not done an evaluation at this time, I requested one..”

And now the 14-year-old dog is a poor old soul – a frightened and confused Shiba Inu betrayed by his family at a critical time in his life when a compassionate hug, a warm meal and the familiar sight of his family would put him at ease. Instead he is stressed and left to languish at a crowded shelter and left alone with his fears. Click here for Symon’s Pet Harbor listing:

“My name is SYMON. I am a male, black and gray Shiba Inu. The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 15, 2016. For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A474090.

Advocates are currently pledging funds to help an approved rescue organization step up for Symon. “Even if it’s just for a few days, a few weeks or longer, Symon deserves his last days in a comfy bed with someone nearby assuring him he is a ‘good dog.'”

(Photo of 14-year-old dog Symon via Pet Harbor)

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Senior mother and daughter, 17 & 15 dumped when no longer useful

Neither 17-year-old Chiquita nor her bonded offspring, 15-year-old Coco were ever spayed by their owner. Sadly, that status lends itself to the two females having been bred over and over again until they were no longer able to produce any more litters. And then it happened; mother and daughter were dumped at the Lancaster Animal Care Center on Tuesday; yesterday’s disposable companion animals.senior-mother-and-daughter-2a

Animal advocate and frequent volunteer Sal Valdepena was at the shelter to capture the heartbreaking moment:

“Senior mother & daughter pair dumped at 17 & 15 years old. Neither spayed. They cling to each other for comfort. do not separate them. All the have left is each other….. Hurry before they are split up forever.”

A Facebook page for the bonded seniors can be followed here. An adoption listing for Chiquita #A5017225 can be found here. “My name is Chiquita and I’m an approximately 17 year old female chihuahua sh.  I am not yet spayed.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since December 6, 2016.  I am available on December 6, 2016.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L326.”

An adoption listing for Coco can be followed here.#A5017222. “My name is Coco and I’m an approximately 15 year old female chihuahua sh.  I am not yet spayed.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since December 6, 2016.  I am available on December 6, 2016.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L326.”senior-mother-and-daughter-2

Both dogs are friendly and neither seem to be ill. Please share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information about these two dogs, contact the Lancaster Animal Care Center located at 5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, California. Phone: (661) 940.4191.

(Photos of dumped dogs provided by Sal Valdepena and Lynda Hall)

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Broken-hearted senior waits at shelter after owner dies

Update 12/10/16: Adopted!!

Duke is a broken-hearted senior who came to the DeKalb County Animal Services just days after his owner died. Most likely he spent his entire life in one home – imagine the changes and loneliness he must be feeling? According to Urgent Animals at DeKalb County Animal Services, Duke is extremely friendly, gets along with other dogs and loves to take a nap next to any person he can find.duke-the-old-dog-2

The shelter is the last place Duke should be, and it is hoped he can find a loving place to retire. As volunteers and staff are becoming better acquainted with this mellow old guy, they note he enjoys doing laps around the front office, loves being brushed and cordially greets his fellow senior office dog in the morning. Although he walks slowly because of arthritis, this kind old soul is being administered medication to make him more comfortable. That may need to continue when he finds his new home.

Share Duke’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. Senior dogs are the best. Sharing saves lives. If interested in meeting Duke, please email rescue@dekalbanimalservices.com.

(Photos of broken-hearted senior freezeshots from video at Urgent Animals at DeKalb County Animal Services)

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Check out Duke’s video. So what if he’s a little hard of hearing or his eyesight isn’t as good as it was a few years ago? Look how adoring and sweet Duke is – doesn’t he deserve a wonderful future?