‘Just junkyard dogs’: Owner never bothered to leave their names

In Lancaster, California, a heartless owner arrived at the shelter on Thursday morning dragging a pair of seniors behind him he called “just junkyard dogs.” And to make the frightening ordeal even worse for the two pooches, the owner couldn’t even find it in his hearts to leave the dogs’ names with the shelter. Tragically, the dogs were split up and then placed in separate kennels. Who can even imagine their sadness and confusion?

The ten-year-old  Labrador retriever mix and her eight-year-old brindle pit bull  cross have both been scheduled to be euthanized on Monday. The Labrador retriever can be released immediately if adopted; the pit bull mix will be required to pass a temperament evaluation before being released. Rescue volunteer, Sal Valdepena interacted with the dogs at the Lancaster Animal Care Center on Saturday morning:

“Surrendered as a “junkyard dog” completely terrified of the human hand, yet this beautiful girl loves human attention and affection. She warmed up quickly as I petted her; she wasn’t sure how to react. She was so happy running like a little old lady and getting sun on her beautiful frosted face. It breaks me inside knowing she’s euthanasia listed. I hope she felt love and happiness. I won’t give up until the last second. I love you Maggie, and I write this sitting on the floor of the shelter bawling my eyes out. You didn’t deserve the kind of life you had. I’ll keep fighting angel. I love you so much. Please share Maggie; she’s set for euthanasia without ever knowing love isn’t suppose to hurt.” Follow this dog’s plight here as her story is shared with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media.

Click here for Maggie’s adoption listing. A5041578 “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 10 year old female Labrador retr.  I am already spayed.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since March 16, 2017.  I am available on March 16, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L429.”

And then there is her bonded brother. His life apparently had never been happy, and then he was dumped by his owner after years of abuse and neglect. Although he was also frightened when first touched, all he wanted was some kindness and an affectionate scratch or two behind his ears. Click here for his  senior adoption listing.  A5041572 “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 8 year old male pit bull.  I am already neutered.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since March 16, 2017.  I am available on March 16, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L420.” 

A composite Facebook page for both dogs can be followed here.

Antje Stobbe “They are both fixed, there is no reason they should have been separated! and NO info was gathered on either of these poor seniors; their chances of getting adopted is virtually zero!”

The dogs remain at Lancaster Animal Care Center located at 5210 W. Ave I in Lancaster, California. Phone: 661.940.4191.

Photos and video of junkyard dogs courtesy of Sal Valdepena and Antje Stobbe.

(Please note the kennel reference number for the male may be incorrect. Please check with volunteers for corrections. All they have left is us. Please share their stories and help them find a safe home.

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Seniors bond to comfort each other in a final bid of love

How tragic that these seniors were brought into the Lancaster Animal Shelter in California when they needed their families most. The unlikely pair weren’t brought in together, but this 11-year-old Labrador retriever and 16-year-old French poodle have created a senior bond. These pretty girls need someone to help them, and although they haven’t been bonded for any length of time, wouldn’t it be wonderful to see them adopted together?

Click here for the adoption listing for the poodle. “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 16 years, 5 month old female poodle min. I am already spayed. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since February 28, 2017. I will be available on March 10, 2017. You can visit me at my temporary home at L325. Animal ID: #A1188931.”

Click here for the adoption listing for the Labrador retriever. “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 11 years, 6 month old female labrador retr. I am already spayed. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since March 2, 2017. I will be available on March 13, 2017. You can visit me at my temporary home at L325. Animal ID: #A3437577.”

Their Facebook page can be followed by clicking here. Please share their plights with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. There has been no interest in either of the dogs. We must not let this happen. Sharing saves lives. Advocates have been pledging funds to help with expenses payable to an approved rescue organization. Please don’t let their last photo read – “nobody came.”

(Photos of seniors bond courtesy Sal Valdepena)

For more information on adopting, fostering or volunteering, contact the Lancaster Animal Care Center located at 5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster, California. Phone: 661.940.4191.

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Heartbreaking: Abandoned 15-year-old Yorkie at shelter with medical needs

It’s a rhetorical question asked over and over again in the rescue world – how does it come to be that a 15-year-old dog nearly blind and with medical needs winds up as a stray? And so it happened again, to an obviously neglected senior Yorkie, and now the frightened, lost and confused little dog shivers in the medical section of Carson Animal Care.

Click here for this tiny dog’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am described as a male, tan and unaltered Yorkshire Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 13, 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 A5040425.  A Facebook page to follow this dog’s plight can be found here. Please share his story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This dog certainly has been capturing the attention of animal advocates:

“…hard to fathom someone could drop this little guy off anywhere outdoors to fend for himself? Covered in fleas, scratching uncontrollably and this is how he gets to spend his senior years …”

For additional information contact the  Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566.

(Photo for Yorkie courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Owner cried after being evicted from home and forced to surrender shepherd Chato

Chato is a ten-year-old male German shepherd who was painfully surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center on Monday. In a heartbreaking separation, Chato’s owner cried as he left his best friend behind. The two had met ten years prior when the dog was sick in the shelter and lost an eye. Their love was undeniable, but life stepped in, and this time it wasn’t kind. The man had been evicted from his home and will be living in his car. Trying to do what is best for his dog and knowing life in a car for a dog is not a viable alternative, Chato has become an unintentional victim.

Click here for Chato’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Chato and I am described as a neutered male, black and tan German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 13, 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 A3724798. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California.(Photos for this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs on Facebook.)

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Woman walks by shelter dog: ‘What an ugly old dog’

“What an ugly old dog,” a woman snarled at a local shelter as she walked by Oscar, a senior Australian shepherd, who had been dumped on the side of the road on a busy street in Compton. For three days, Oscar languished on the curb – people drove by and walked near him, yet no one stopped to help. The 10-year-old mixed breed shepherd was not able to walk away on his own, because his hind legs collapsed beneath him. It was as if Oscar was invisible or viewed as yesterday’s trash.

Oscar was finally rescued and rushed to an emergency veterinarian in Long Beach, California. Fortunately he was not hit by a car, but does suffer from spinal stenosis – a common malady in older shepherds and shepherd mixes. His condition is improving, and the medical staff treating him, believe with a good diet, supplements and a patient and loving human companion, Oscar will be fine.

Oscar’s advocate Claudia Hoffmann has been networking for this friendly dog and hopes someone will come forward to provide Oscar with the care and love he so desperately needs:

“Nobody is standing in line for this sweet senior. But I’ll keep networking until that special person or special rescue comes along. Oscar is great with people BUT I DO NOT KNOW how he is with other dogs or cats. Remember, he was dumped on the streets and has been at the vet since then. He doesn’t care about other dogs when they walk by him. I was hoping a foster would be able to find out more. But that foster needs to be found first…”

If anyone can help with Oscar, please contact Claudia Hoffmann on Facebook or email hoffmannclaudia@hotmail.com . Oscar is located in Long Beach and all medical is/ will be taken care of, including extra funding needed by an approved rescue organization. Please share Oscar’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photo of “ugly old dog” courtesy of Claudia Hoffmann)

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Overlooked and depressed, help needed to save Shorty

Shorty is a ten-year-old miniature Doberman pinscher who has been overlooked at the Inland Valley Humane Society. His plight has been labeled “red alert” for two reasons: one the dog has become extremely depressed and barely raises his head when potential adopters walk by, and secondly he has been at the shelter for over a month.Shorty the dog 2

Click here for Shorty’s adoption information:

Sex Male
Color RED/WHT
Available on:
(Subject to change)
Feb 13, 2017
Rescue Date:
(Subject to change)
Feb 21, 2017
Control Number: I1267640

A Facebook page for Shorty can be found here. Share this dog’s information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Photos indicate he gets along with other dogs. Why he hasn’t been adopted remains tragic – the video indicates he’s a friendly little dog. Additional information can be followed here. Contact the Inland Valley Humane Society located in Pomona, California at 909-623-9777 for fostering or adoption information.Shorty the dog 3

(Photos  courtesy of Lolys Menchaka)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lost in desert: Family tells shelter they don’t want dog back

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How does one deal with a broken heart; rather how does one explain to a 12-year-old dog with a broken heart as she lies in a caged kennel at the Lancaster Animal Shelter in California? Tippy was found in the desert. Her family stated she had been lost, but when they were notified Tippy had been found by chance, they told the shelter they no longer wanted her.

“Tippie” got lost in the desert… WHAT A LIE! When her “owners” were informed that she was at the shelter they DECLINED to come and get her!! Tippie has allergies and some hip problems which can be addressed, her BROKEN heart may never be mend. This old lady is severely depressed and needs a foster or qualified adopter able to deal with her issues NOW,” stated animal rescuer Kris Kelly, of the Kris Kelly Foundation in a Facebook post on Sunday evening. The Facebook page for Tippy can be followed here.

Click here for Tippy’s adoption listing: “My name is Tippy and I’m an approximately 12 years, 2 month old female collie smooth.  I am already spayed.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since March 2, 2017.  I am available on March 2, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L138.” Share Tippy’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates are asked to concentrate on helping Tippy – sharing saves lives. Perhaps a story book ending for this sweet senior can mend her broken heart. Make sure to reference A4789279.

For more information about fostering or adopting, contact:

Address
  • 5210 West Ave. I
  • Lancaster, California 93536
Phone (661) 940-4191
Website http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/default.asp

(Photo of dog lost in desert via Facebook Antje Stobbe)

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Heartbreaking video of senior Mastiff as owner surrendered her to shelter

The heartbreaking video of Hailie, the senior Mastiff surrendered on March 1 at the Carson Animal Care Center, brought tears to both shelter staff and volunteers. The eight-year-old dog’s owners told the shelter personnel she could no longer care for their dog who had been with her since she was a puppy- but who could explain the tragic situation to Hailie?

Click here for Hailie’s PetHarbor listing. “My name is Hailie and I am described as a female, black brindle and black Mastiff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 01, 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 A4009432. A Facebook page for Hailie can be followed here.

On the Facebook page of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, the following comments were posted – softly reminding advocates to concentrate on helping Hailie. It is indeed tragic that this dog knew something very frightening was happening, and she tried with all the courage she could muster on perhaps the worst day of her life to be brave, as she was finally but reluctantly pushed into the cart on her way to the shelter’s intake area:

“This is a REALLY UPSETTING VIDEO of a sweet senior named HAILEY getting surrendered. The staff were visibly upset during the intake process as well. She is getting placed in the roller cart that the staff use to transport the dogs through the kennels to the medical intake.

The owners didn’t say why except they could not take care of her anymore. This will make you so angry at the owner but what HAILEY needs now is support, a FOSTER and RESCUE and Pledges for her MEDICAL CARE and she needs out FAST; this has to be the worst and most confusing night of her life! Please SHARE or consider FOSTERING…”

Share Hailie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This girl is described as being fine with other dogs and children. For more information, contact:

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California 310.523.9566.

(Photo and video of senior Mastiff courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Senior retriever dumped at shelter when owner kept ‘tripping over’ dog

A nine-year-old friendly Chow Chow and Golden retriever mix named Buffy ended up at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control on February 27, 2016 because his owner kept tripping over him.

“He was surrendered because his owner didn’t want him anymore and kept tripping over him,” read the sad introduction to Buffy’s tragic plight on Facebook for MCACC East Dogs, a social media page used to promote the rescue and adoption of shelter pets.

What does that mean when a dog’s owner “kept tripping over their dog”? Buffy has some trouble getting around and could use to lose some weight; the ideal home would be one to provide a healthy diet and low intensity exercise. Who wouldn’t enjoy a walk in the park with their new best friend? Buffy is already neutered and ready to go. Volunteers, who have met him, describe him as a “sweet old man” although Buffy does not get along with cats. On Tuesday, more soft blankets had been placed in his kennel cage because he was afraid of his kuranda bed.

Click here for Buffy’s PetHarbor listing. “My name is BUFFY. I am a neutered male, gold Chow Chow and Golden Retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 27, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Maricopa County Animal Care & Control – East Valley Animal Care Center at (602) 506-7387. Ask for information about animal ID number A3898318. A Facebook page to follow Buffy’s plight can be found by clicking here.

(Photos and video of senior retriever courtesy of MCACC)

Make sure to share Buffy’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For further information, please contact: (602-506-PETS)
2630 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Mesa, Arizona 85201


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Brokenhearted 11-year-old Roxy traded in for kitten at Florida shelter

RESCUED! Please check out all of the other great dogs in need of home at the Orange County Animal Shelter. Every dog has their own story, and every dog deserves a loving home.

For over a decade, Roxy had a home. Tragically the bitter irony is the very place she was adopted from as a puppy, the Orange County Animal Shelter in Orlando, is now the place she was returned. This time, an adorable little kitten took Roxy’s place – her bed, her toys and every warm caress and pat atop her head she had known for so many years. We can only hope the brokenhearted Roxy did not see her family walking out of the shelter with their new pet.Roxy by Cris 2

When shelter volunteer Cris Ferreira Reed arrived on Saturday, the heartbreak of Roxy’s plight was revealed.

“She is in ISO (isolation) and the ACO told me she was growling and snapping. I got permission to give it a try…. She crawled into my lap. She was just scared. She can sit, shake and is very obedient. He begged me ‘to take her today.’ I wish I could…”Roxy by cris 4

A Facebook link to help Roxy can be followed here. Please share this senior’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Click here for her adoption photos and her listing. Animal ID: A047268    Room No.: WD08. “Hi, my name is Roxy. I am an approximately 11 year old bl brindle and br brindle spayed female.  I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 48 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Tuesday, February 21, 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.

(Edit: Please note the kitten was not adopted through the OCAS.)

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