Owner in tears as he surrenders 15-year-old cocker spaniel

A 15-year-old cocker spaniel, named Charlie, lies in his shelter cage wondering why he isn’t home with his family. On April 22, Charlie’s owner surrendered him to the Carson Animal Care Center because he was no longer able to handle the responsibility of caring for his dog. Volunteers at the shelter saw the owner in tears as he bid goodbye to the dog he spent his life with for the past five years.

Pet Harbor listing here:  “My name is CHARLIE and I’m an approximately 15 year old male Cocker Spaniel. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 4/22. I will be available on 4/22. You can visit me at my temporary home at C414. My former family who owned me for more than 5 years had to give me up because they just weren’t up for the responsibility of a pet. But they said that I spend most of my time indoors. I seem to be good with small children. I am house trained. I am good on a leash. I am just learning obedience skills. I seem to get along well with dogs and cats.” A Facebook page for Charlies can be followed here. Additional information can be found here.

Please share Charlie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California is located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Call 310.523.9566.

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No loyalty here: Owner dumps 17-year-old dachshund at shelter

On Tuesday afternoon, a very sweet 17-year-old neutered dachshund mix was surrendered to the busy open admission’s San Bernardino City Animal Shelter. No loyalty here – sadly stated shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses as she tried to calm the frightened, shivering dog as his family walked away from him for the last time.

His name is Henry, and how does anyone explain to a dog his lifetime loyalty to his family has been truly exploited? A Facebook page to follow Henry’s plight can be found here and here. When inquiring about Henry, make sure to reference A503100. All questions about fostering or adopting must be addressed to:

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304

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

(Photos and videos  of dog with “no loyalty here” courtesy of Andrea Neyses)

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Heartbreaking: Abandoned senior reaches out to volunteer for reassuring hug

Near Orlando, Florida, a 12-year-old abandoned senior doesn’t want to die. On Sunday, Orange County Animal Services named him Leon, but a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” When shelter volunteer, Cris Ferreira Reed met him, her heart broke as the lonely dog reached out for a reassuring hug. And for a frozen moment in time, bonding with this neglected dog unraveled a bit of his story:

“This guy is 12 yrs old. He has no name yet, but I’ve been calling him “GRAYSON”. He has had a rough life and his skin needs some severe TLC. He also has no teeth; like many seniors he doesn’t hear well, walks slow and seemed not to care about me, so I hugged him… And suddenly, he hugged me back. He buried his face on me and enjoyed the kindness. He is also good with all dogs. Please help me share him for a home to spend his last days.”

Click here for this boy’s adoption listing. Animal ID: A375382    Room No.: WD71  “Hi, the Shelter named me Leon. I am an approximately 12 year old brown and tan male.  I have not been tested for heartworms. I weigh approximately 52 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Friday, April 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.” A Facebook page for this senior can be followed here.

As to the dog’s medical records available, please note the following:

“Meet Leon! This cutie is in need of rescue due to age and medical: “Skin/Coat: hair loss and warts all thru head and trunk/body Location/Type of wounds/hairloss (if applicable): Ambulation: gait abnormality rear legs due to arthritis Elimination:No Additional observations: Bilateral cataracts but animal can still see well Assessment: Old arthritic dog Recommendation(s): Rx Rimadyl 100 mg bID for 5 days, and posible an outcome when time is up” “Additional observations: scratching at intrascapular area Assessment: reported fleas Recommendation: request Activyl with kennel. LH/DVM” Please let us know if anyone can take him!”

It continues to sadden advocates when dogs, when at the time in their lives need their families the most, they are abandoned or surrendered, but be the person who can make a difference. Whether Leon has one week, one year or more, he deserves better. Share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos of dog who reached out for reassuring hug courtesy of Orange County Animal Services and Chris Ferreira Reed.)

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Update: 20-year-old spaniel Sonoma dumped at shelter by owner

As he waited for his owner to return, Sonoma was terrified and confused in a caged kennel at the Carson Animal Care Center. On April 18, the 20-year-old spaniel, obediently walked into the shelter with the one person he trusted his entire life; he had no idea this would be the last time he would ever be with her. It was the supreme betrayal of loyalty. A volunteer standing at the counter overheard the following heartbreaking conversation moments before Sonoma was led away:

“SANOMA spent his entire life with the woman that just left him at the shelter. She felt he was too old and she would come home to find him swimming in the pool because he is DEAF and BLIND! He is completely confused about what is happening to him; it must be so scary. He needs help now! Please share for his life, he’s such an angel.”

On Wednesday, Sonoma was welcomed into the family of Frosted Faces Foundation. 

“…but ultimately, it doesn’t matter when, how, or why you surrendered your dog. At any age, the only languages a dog will ever know are fierce loyalty and love. There is nothing one can say to explain to your dog all of the reasons you feel your decision of abandonment is justified, and that is why we operate Frosted Faces Foundation.”

And so the senior has started his new life – all 20-years of him. With the help of rescue volunteers, Teresa Molina and Vicki White, the happy dog’s butt wiggled and he took his freedom walk on Wednesday afternoon – just hours after his heartbreaking story garnered attention on social media.

“Meet Frosted Face Sonoma whose days will go on, his heart will heal, and we will be his advocates- me, his new family, all of you. Where anger meets love, we act,” stated the group on their Facebook page.

Then came a bath, scratches behind the ears and some reassuring words that this dog is in a better place. Then came the light green bow tie, a delicious meal to take the edge off and finally a soft bed to rest his weary soul. Welcome home Sonoma; you are one of the lucky ones.

To help Frosted Faces Foundation help more dogs, donations can be made here. Sonoma will need $25/month sponsoring Fans, please register at www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/fans/. If you are interested in being Sonoma’s Forever Foster (medical expenses covered) or Forever Family (adoption with $500/year major medical grant), please apply right away at www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/apply/.

Photos courtesy of Frosted Faces Foundation. Previous story here.

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Owner dumps her 20-year-old spaniel who spent his entire life with her at shelter

Is it any wonder Sonoma is terrified and confused as he waits in a caged kennel at the Carson Animal Care Center? On April 18, Sonoma, a 20-year-old spaniel, obediently walked into the shelter with the one person he trusted his entire life; he had no idea this would be the last time he would ever be with her. It was to be the supreme betrayal of loyalty. A volunteer standing at the counter overheard the following heartbreaking conversation moments before Sonoma was led away:

“SANOMA spent his entire life with the woman that just left him at the shelter. She felt he was too old and she would come home to find him swimming in the pool because he is DEAF and BLIND! He is completely confused about what is happening to him; it must be so scary. He needs help now! Please share for his life, he’s such an angel.”

Click here for Sanoma’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Sanoma and I am described as a neutered male, tan and white Cocker Spaniel. The shelter thinks I am about 20 years old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 18, 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 A5051334. A Facebook page to follow this dog’s plight can be found here or here.

Share this spaniel’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We are his only hope. Sharing saves lives. Whether Sanoma has one more day, one more week or another year to live, doesn’t he deserve better than this?

Photo and video of 20-year-old spaniel courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs.

For more information how to foster or adopt, contact:

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

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Heartless family surrenders senior dog half-wrapped in a garbage bag

Whenever one thinks they may have seen the most heartless situation at an open admission animal shelter, another soulless act occurs; this time tears flowed freely down the cheeks of volunteers and shelter staff at Carson Animal Care. Blackie’s family surrendered their ten-year-old Welsh Corgi wrapped in a plastic garbage bag – carrying her in a cardboard box. They claimed she had a tumor that had been bleeding, yet they refused medical help. Instead they decided to just dump her.  And despite her family turning their backs on her when she needed them the most, Blackie remained happy.

The Carson staff unwrapped Blackie and cleaned her up.  She is in need of immediate help. Click here for Blackie’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Blackie and I am described as a spayed female, black Welsh Corgi – Cardigan mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 15, 2017. For more information about this dog, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A4446812. A Facebook page for Blackie can be followed here. Volunteers who have met this dog state she is very friendly. Other inquiries should be addressed to shelter personnel.

Share Blackie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Funds are being pledged for an approved rescue organization. A staff veterinarian will be required to clear Blackie to be released to a potential adopter. Sharing saves lives.

Photos and videos of senior dog half-wrapped in a garbage bag courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs.

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‘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 heart 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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