Help: How can these 2 homeless seniors not break your heart?

In San Antonio, Texas, two bonded seniors were surrendered by their owner. Sadly they are way overdue and have already been spared once from having been humanely euthanized. How can these two homeless seniors not break your heart?

 

 

457842 Vicky and 457843 Nanny are two older gals who need a loving home to live out their senior years. Maybe it will take some time for these girls to warm up to a new person in their lives, but isn’t it worth it to have such beautiful companions? Vicky is described as a Staffordshire  terrier blend and about eight-years-old weighing 40 pounds. Her best friend Nanny, is an American bulldog blend who is 13-year-old and weighs 35 pounds. Don’t let them lose their lives in a shelter backroom.

 

Follow their Facebook pages here and here. Share their stories with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Their owner let them down – we can do better together.

 

Needs Commitment: To adopt, foster, or rescue, please email: placement@sanantoniopetsalive.org

(Photos of homeless seniors via SAPA and Sara Waszo)

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Dog’s adorable face will make you smile, nobody wants him

His name is Scrappy, and this boy’s adorable face will make you smile. Then why is it no one has come for him, and why is it no one even bothers to look at him?

According to Orange County Animal Services’ volunteer Cris Ferreira Reed, this senior pooch has a lot to offer. He may be eight-years-old, but he has a lot to love to give and is super active and very strong. He is good with other dogs although it is recommended he be introduced to them slowly and to make sure the other dogs are calm.

Click here for Scrappy’s Pet Harbor adoption listing.

Animal ID: A392012    Room No.: WD46

“Hi, my name is Scrappy. I am an approximately 8 year 10 month old bl brindle and white neutered male.  I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 70 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

If you are looking for me, please come to Orange County Animal Services
at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL. The phone number is (407)836-3111″

Scrappy may not be the prettiest dog in the shelter, but should that decide his fate? Share this boy’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. All he needs is that one special person who will see his photo and say “That’s my new best friend.” Sharing saves lives; just spend a moment sending this dog’s photo to a friend, and it might be the one who makes that special connection.

“Orange County Animal Services sent an email weeks ago saying he (Scrappy) needed out because the antibiotics weren’t working but I guess his health improved,” Cris shared with Pet Rescue Report. “I’m concerned because he is too skinny and nobody has shown any interest…”

Scrappy thinks he’s a lap dog, and even though he doesn’t seem to like cats, surely he would love someone to love him. Follow his Facebook page here.

(Photos of Scrappy’s adorable face via Pet Harbor and Cris Ferreira Reed)


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Heartbreaking: 11-year-old Chi wearing her tiny sweater surrendered to shelter

In a heartbreaking photo posted on social media Wednesday evening, an 11-year-old Chi (Chihuahua) had been surrendered to the Riverside Animal Shelter. Her family, involved in a divorce, turned Princess over to the shelter in her tiny bed; the frightened little one wearing one of her many sweaters left with shelter personnel.

According to her owner, Princess (A1407912) is house trained and is accustomed to wearing sweaters. She does not like cats, however she won’t hurt them. To help, please share her photos and information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook post sharing this little one’s information can be followed here.

For more information, interested fosters or adopters are asked to directly contact the shelter. Per the Riverside County web site:

 “If you’d like to speak with someone right away, please call 951-358-7387 or, if you live in the Coachella Valley, you can call 760-343-3644 or email us at shelterinfo@rivco.org.”

Hopefully, Princess can find her new home quickly and can leave the shelter today. Make sure to reference A1407912 when making inquiries.

(Photos of 11-year-old Chi courtesy of Kelly Reeves)

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Owners walked out of shelter while terrified poodles going through intake procedure

Friday was the worst day in the lives of Osito and Pebbles. Who knew where the bonded poodles were going when invited to go for a car ride? Who knew, as their trusted mom and dad carried them into the shelter and told the staff they had decided to surrender the dogs, because they were having “personal problems”?  And then who knew, it would soon be the most heart wrenching moments for Osito and Pebbles as they were going through the stressful intake process and without a kiss, without a hug and without a word, the only family they ever knew walked out of the room and disappeared.

The very bonded senior dad and daughter need help, and it would be perfect if they could find a home to be together.

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#A3376231 “My name is OSITO and I’m an approximately 12 year old male Poodle Mini. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 11/17. I will be available on 11/17. You can visit me at my temporary home at C407. “Follow Osito’s Facebook page here. Osito has been reported to have a serious heart murmur. The two dogs remain in the medical ward where they can rest and be together.

#A3972074 “My name is PEBBLES and I’m an approximately 9 year old female Poodle Toy. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 11/17. I will be available on 11/17.” Pebbles’ Facebook page can be followed here.

ARRIVED:11/17
AVAILABLE ON: 11/17
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, San Bernadino, or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson dog, please visit www.carsonfosters.com to complete a foster application. It would save their life!

Please share their story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. It works! We have proven it over and over again, and are proud to continue because sharing saves lives.

(Photos and videos of terrified poodles courtesy of volunteers from Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Pug remembers the vet tech who helped save his life and gives her the best hug ever

Senior dachshund found discarded outdoors in a box

In Michigan City, Indiana, a senior dachshund mix was left outdoors shivering in a cardboard box in a residential neighborhood. Michigan City Animal Control contacted the Michiana Humane Society for help with the senior dog dubbed Wally. And on Friday, after reaching out to  Newman Nation: Senior Pets United, a rescue organization focused on caring for both homeless hospice and senior dogs, stepped in to help Wally.

Wally’s tragic story began on Thursday:

“I have chest pains from how horrible this story is. A shelter in Indiana just reached out to me about this dog they named Wally,” posted founder of the rescue, Zoe Kharasch, on her Facebook page. “Someone saw an SUV pull outside their house tonight and stop. They went out to see what was going on when the car pulled away and discovered a box on the side of the road. Wally was inside.”

And there he was – an old dog as sweet as can be thrown away as if he was trash. Zoe continued:

“Wally is definitely very old but so far the shelter said he’s the sweetest thing with a good appetite. I have no idea what medical condition he is in and he is required to be on stray hold for 3 days, but I can’t NOT save him.”

By Saturday afternoon, Wally became “Wallace” (much more dignified it has been stated) and was reported to be resting comfortably after having been rushed to the vet where x-rays revealed he had been suffering from extreme bloat. The poor old guy had eaten his food too fast while at the shelter because he had been so hungry and was full of gas and food – veterinarians were concerned and watching for signs of a twisted stomach. His painful ear infections have also been addressed as with his flea infestation.

A contact has come forward identifying Wally and stating his owner had recently died. Why he was tossed away in such a cruel and heartless manner has not yet been explained.

And now for everyone who needs a smile and the reassurance that Wallace knows he has been rescued; check out his Sunday afternoon video.

“Wallace update: He is doing a lot better today! The bloating has significantly decreased and he’s still pooping like a mad man. Wallace wants nothing to do with his bed today and is up walking around, wagging his tail and enjoying the company of the other dogs in the home.”

(Video and photos of senior dachshund via Facebook Newman Nation: Senior Pets United)

Please honor your pledges via Paypal: seniorpetsunited@gmail.com

Newman Nation
872 S Milwaukee Ave #226
Libertyville, IL 60048

 

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Pug remembers the vet tech who helped save his life and gives her the best hug ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter favorite of staff and volunteers – yet still on list to die tomorrow

What chance does Raider have to be rescued and live the rest of his life in a loving and comfortable home?  He’s a ten-year-old pit bull mix who was brought in as an owner surrender. Although he is a favorite of the staff and volunteers, he’s scheduled to die.  Not listed on the website and hidden in the back of the shelter, how is anyone to even know Raider’s life counts?

We continue to question how our shelters fail so many dogs. Why hasn’t the Downey Animal Care Center opened an investigation to charge Raider’s owner with neglect? Look how undernourished he is? Doesn’t he deserve better? Why is there no information as to his history – knowing if he likes to be with children, likes other dogs or even chases cats? Wouldn’t a pet profile help him find a home?

 

Instead the shelter had planned to euthanize Raider on Tuesday; shelter volunteers Sal Valdepena and Iris Bassas Avila were able to secure an extension for one more day. Advocates continue to pledge funds for an approved rescue organization to help. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. We are his last chance. Just one more share, just reach out to one more person and that can mean the difference between life and death for this dog. Won’t you help?

Follow his Facebook page here.

When calling Downey Animal Care Center, make sure to reference A5126370. Downey Animal Care Center (562) 940-6898

(Photos and video of favorite dog Raider courtesy of Sal Valdepena and Iris Bassas Avila.)

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Heartbreaking: 14-year-old Maltese weighing just 2 pounds winds up at shelter

If only Rose could talk. The heartbreaking photo of a neglected two-pound Maltese and poodle mix estimated to be 14-years-old brought tears to everyone’s eyes. How does a little senior like this get lost or stray away from home? She can’t jump nor can she run quick enough to escape. Her coat is a matted mess, and she’s underweight.

The staff at the Ventura County Animal Services have named her Rose. She is currently in the medical section of the shelter, and she is being treated and made comfortable. Click here for Rose’s Pet Harbor adoption link:

“My name is Rose and I am an unaltered female, white Poodle – Toy.

IF I AM YOUR PET, PLEASE CALL THE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY AT (805) 388-4341.

If you are interested in me, please visit the shelter during normal business hours.

The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Nov 08, 2017.”

For more information about Rose, call Ventura County Animal Services – Camarillo at 805-388-4341. Make sure to reference A676179. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here. According to the shelter, Rose has a microchip and therefore will be kept at the shelter November 19. At this time, donations are being pledged to help an approved rescue organization with her medical expenses.

Cathi Perez According to the shelter she is doing great and doesn’t have any serious or life threatening issues, they are taking very good care of her.”

Sadly, the rescue community shakes their  heads in disbelief knowing someone most likely abandoned Rose because she was old.

(Photo of Maltese via Pet Harbor and Ventura County Animal Services)

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Sadie: Tossed away to a shelter because she’s too old

Meet Sadie; she’s 13-years-old and just shivers in fear as she hopes her family will show up at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter and scoop her up into their arms. Chances are Sadie has been tossed away to a shelter because she’s too old. When a senior arrives at the shelter as a “stray” does it not make one wonder what really happened? After all, when was the last time anyone saw a senior jump the fence or scamper quickly out the door? Shelter volunteer Joy Freiberg shares the little one’s tragic plight:

“I feel so bad for these little guys; it’s such a scary place. I wish there was a way to make it less scary, BUT I also wish people wouldn’t throw away an animal because it’s not a puppy anymore…It’s comparable to your 90-year-old grandparents making a run for it. Anyway, Sadie, my little lady, deserves a warm, safe home and a second chance. She is spayed and ready to go home.”

Click here for Sadie’s Pet Harbor adoption listing: “I am a spayed female, white and cream Poodle – Miniature and Maltese. The shelter thinks I am about 13 years old. I weigh approximately 15 pounds. I have been at the shelter since Oct 25, 2017. For more information about this animal, call the Los Angeles Animal Services – South Los Angeles Shelter at (888) 452-7381. Ask for information about animal ID number A1737650.

“(MEDICAL/NOTES – Diarrhea at intake, dental tarter, dirty coat, inguinal area and possible pyometra. Came in as a stray. Available since 10/29)”

For more information about this poodle, contact:

City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services
South Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center
Telephone ‒ (323) 565-2161
1850 W. 60th St.
Los Angeles, CA
Fax: (213) 847-0554
www.laanimalservices.com

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday (8 AM – 5 PM)
Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)

Follow Sadie’s plight here. Share this dog’s story and photos with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video via Joy Freiberg)

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UPDATE: Miami shelter dog Nina is not ‘too old and she won’t die soon’

Nina has been adopted. Many thanks to everyone for sharing her story. It worked! Check out this happy dog on the way to her new home.

Sadly, Nina continues to be overlooked and forgotten. With tears in their eyes, volunteers have heard parents telling their children that Nina is “too old and she will die soon.” Although Nina can not understand the words, her demeanor is a sure sign she knows she is no longer wanted nor loved. On October 10, she arrived at the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter Services as a stray. Will she walk out the front door with a smile and a new life, or will she die being held by a stranger as poison is injected slowly into her front leg?

Vounteer Jani Bradford is very concerned about the senior’s plight;

“I think she can sense it, and she’s losing all hopes, she doesn’t want to eat anymore and she’s getting extremely sad. Are there any senior lovers out there that can give her a home and make her happy again? Please help Nina find a loving home?,” wrote Jani.

Nina is listed as an 11-year-old Akita mix. Follow her Facebook page here. Another volunteer offered the following:

“Nina #A0866175
11-year-old Akita mix girl. Came in a stray on October 10, and owners have not come to claim she is available as of today 10–14. She lay slumbering in one of the exhibit rooms until I tapped on the glass and she looked up slowly but did not advance. She seems to have fairly dense cataracts so I do not know how well she can see. The seniors make wonderful, very mellow, laid-back pets if an energetic dog is not what you seek. She needs a place to live out her golden years. Please tag and share. Located at Miami Dade animal services 305-884-1101.

Share Nina’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. We are all that Nina has – please make sure to send her story to a least one friend and ask them to do the same. It will only take a moment, but could be seen by the one person who could save this senior’s life.

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Video: (Is Nina just giving up?) Help!

 

 

Needed: Kind heart to give senior slated to die just one more chance

Meet Shelly; an eight-year-old German shepherd who needs a kind heart to give this senior slated to die just one more chance. Just by her appearance, it’s clear she hasn’t had much luck at kindness and care for a long time. And if her story of neglect isn’t bad enough, somehow Shelly found herself at the high kill San Antonio Animal Care Services. She is scheduled to be euthanized on Thursday; time is of the essence to find an approved rescue organization, an adopter or a foster home situation.

A Facebook page for Shelly can be found here. According to the shelter, this senior has received all of her vaccinations. Her medical evaluation indicates she has severe chronic dermatitis and skin tumors. She will need to see a veterinarian and be properly assessed for her physical issues. As of now, the shelter is administering the following medications to help her feel more comfortable. Her eyes have been cleaned, and her skin scrape proved negative:

“1.00 BNP 2 times a day for 10 days; 1.00 Predisone 5m once a day for 7 days; 1.00 Semplicef  100 once a day for 10 days”

Click here for Shelly’s Pet Harbor listing.

“I am a female, brown and black German Shepherd Dog blend. The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old. I am currently available for foster, rescue, or adoption. For more information about this animal, call San Antonio Animal Care Services at (210) 207-4PET. Ask for information about animal ID number A455251.”

To adopt me, call (210) 207-6666 or email acsadoptions@sanantonio.gov.

To foster me, call (210) 207-6669 or email acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov.

If you are with a rescue group, call (210) 207-8173 or email acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov.

Share Shelly’s plight with rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Shelly is scheduled to die on Thursday. Animal advocates have pledged more than $400 to help a reputable rescue organization with her medical expenses. This is Shelly’s last chance. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.

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Photos and video of senior slated to die via San Antonio Animal Care Services and Patricia Arredondo.

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