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.

 

 

Poor Betty so scared of leash, shelter volunteer tearfully carries her outdoors

When a volunteer from the Miami-Dade Animal Pet Adoption and Protection Center checked on Betty, the six-year-old frightened terrier mix hid in the back of her kennel. Gently clipping on the leash around the dog’s neck, she refused to move. Initially thinking, Betty was unable to walk, Ashely Lopez decided to carry her outdoors; no dog should have to spend all day in a cage just because she didn’t want to walk. And so Betty’s  sad story began to unfold:

“After carrying her outside, she sat happy in a corner watching the cars and the people pass,” Ashley stated as she gently scratched Betty behind the ears. “She let me pet her and sit with her. When it came time to put on the leash again, she ran away from me. This poor baby can walk just fine!”

And as Ashley’s heart broke piece by piece, she could only guess what may have been a terrible part of this senior’s past.

“She just hates being on a leash. I don’t doubt it was because her old family made her scared of the leash.”

Click here for the dog’s listing. Betty #A1880847. “I am a female tan and white Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 6 years old and I weigh 64 pounds. I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 06/17/2017.” Follow her Facebook pages here and here. Share this girl’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Betty needs a loving home where she can cuddle up in a comfortable bed and run free without a leash. Although her shelter notes Betty is six-years-old, she seems much older, and this dog deserves to live her last years in a home full of love and happiness. 

(Video and photos courtesy of Ashley Lopez)

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Video: Meet sad Betty. Please share her story and help her find a home.

Woman surrendered family pet and told her child to take a photo to remember their dog

Adopted!

At the Clay County Animal Care and Control in Green Cove Springs, Florida some days are just worse than others. On Tuesday morning, a woman surrendered the family pet and told the young child with her to take a photo so he could remember their dog.

“There are some crappy people out there,” thought shelter volunteer Andrea Cassman. “Good job turning in your dog with your 11-year-old child in tow and telling him to take a picture of the dog to remember her. Here is the dog in the kennel scared and confused. Her crate and bed are in the lobby,” stated Andrea nearly in tears.

Andrea had been helping with an adoption when the woman came in with the youngster asking for information how to surrender a dog.  At the time, they didn’t have the dog with them, but the woman explained to the shelter staff the dog had belonged to her daughter, but allegedly the daughter had moved away two years ago and left the dog with the mother. A few hours later, the woman returned with the dog; a ten-year-old sweet Labrador retriever named Duchess. The dog’s face dropped as she was placed in a kennel and watched her family walk away. Maybe she knew they would never return, but how does one explain that to a dog?

When the child asked his grandmother how he could remember their dog, the woman said “through a picture.”

“I thought she should see how the poor dog looked in the kennel. Duchess was lying there and crying; the dog actually had tears in her eyes,” Andrea told the Pet Rescue Report.

According to shelter notes, Duchess is good with children, other dogs and is curious around cats when she initially meets them. Please share her plight with friends, family and social media contacts; sharing saves lives. Follow her story here. For more information about Duchess, contact the Clay County Animal Care and Control located at  3984 FL-16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Phone:(904) 269-6342.

(Photo and video of surrendered pet courtesy of Andrea Cassman)

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Old and too afraid to get out of her bed, does that mean Spammy should die in a shelter?

UPDATE: Rescued! 😉

Meet Spammy; she’s 15-years-young and is no longer wanted by her family because she’s too old. Does that mean this dog should die  alone in a strange room with strangers holding her down while she quietly gasps for her last breath? Her owners said she was ill – but not even a short explanation provided as the family Spammy knew her entire life, walked away with barely a “good dog” pat on her head.

And that may very well be the plight of this senior Jack Russell terrier. Click here for her Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Spammy and I am described as a spayed female, white and brown Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 06, 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 A5074731. Follow her Facebook page here.

A volunteer who met this frightened little dog offered the following information on Tuesday:

“SPAMMY is 15 and her family dropped her off and said she was Ill. She can’t see well and she is so confused; she hasn’t moved from that bed. Please help her, she will break your heart.”

Please share this senior’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. At the current time, the Carson Shelter has 160 dogs needing help. Please consider adopting or fostering your next best friend. (Photos and video of Spammy courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs.)

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Check out this frightened little one’s short video and help her find a safe and loving place to spend her last days, her last months or even another year.

UPDATE: Lucky’s heart was broken when his family said he was too old

“Too old” is what Lucky’s family told the staff at the Carson Animal Care Center when they surrendered him on Wednesday. The 12-year-old Border collie’s eyes followed his family’s departure as they walked out. The dog had not given up though; he continued to watch and wait. Lucky wasn’t very lucky! Volunteers shook their heads in sad disbelief:

“LUCKY is 12 and he needs your help now; his heart was broken today when his family left him. Please SHARE for his life; he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. He has not been neutered.  (I will be available on 6/4 may be an error) His former family gave him up because they thought he had gotten too old.”

Pet Rescue Report knew “too old” Lucky deserved another chance; too bad what his heartless family thought of him. And with the help of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, animal rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts, Lucky found his groove.  Check out this dog’s freedom video and hope that every dog stuck in a shelter can be this lucky. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to help – one dog at a time.

“Too old” Lucky’s photos and videos via Saving Carson Dogs.

Too old: Lucky’s heart was broken when his family dumped him at shelter

“Too old” is what Lucky’s family told the staff at the Carson Animal Care Center when they surrendered him on Wednesday. The 12-year-old Border collie’s eyes followed his family’s departure as they walked out. The dog hasn’t given up though; he continues to watch and wait. Lucky wasn’t very lucky! Volunteers shook their heads in sad disbelief:

“LUCKY is 12 and he needs your help now; his heart was broken today when his family left him. Please SHARE for his life; he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. He has not been neutered.  (I will be available on 6/4 may be an error) His former family gave him up because they thought he had gotten too old.”

Click here for Lucky’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Lucky and I am described as a male, black and white Border Collie. The shelter thinks I am about 12 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 31, 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 A1652599. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

View Lucky’s video here. Have you ever seen such a sad dog? At the end of the video, the loyal dog returns to the rear of his shelter cage, lies down and watches and waits – hoping his family will show up at anytime and take him home. Share this senior’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and we are all that Lucky has now.

(Photos and video of Lucky too old courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Alone and frozen in fear, emaciated shepherd waits for soft rescue voice

Since May 7, a 14-year-old emaciated shepherd has been frozen in fear lying quietly in a shelter cage at Downey Animal Care Center in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena met Smith; the rescuer’s heart breaking apart. Brought in as a stray, the senior pooch is expected to be available for adoption on May 21, but will that be too late?

“He Laid Frozen Wanting A Soft Voice To Tell Him It Will Be Okay. This Is What Smith Has To Go Through Now. Alone & Defeated,” Sal posted on his Facebook page.

Asked if a video could be done to help garner attention for this senior…

“He wouldn’t get off the floor. He’s very scared & sick. I’m hoping if a rescue contacts Downey they will release because of his condition.”

Click here for Smith’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Smith and I am described as a neutered male, tan German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 07, 2017.” For more information about Smith, call: Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898. Ask for information about animal ID number A5058189. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Share Smith’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates have been pledging funds to help with the dog’s medical care payable to an approved rescue. Sharing saves lives, and we are this dog’s only hope.

Photos of emaciated shepherd courtesy of Sal Valdepena.

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Sad and confused 17-year-old Shih Tzu left at shelter after owner moves abroad

What could be worse for a 17-year-old Shih Tzu than being abandoned at a noisy animal shelter in Los Angeles? On April 23, Pitty’s world turned upside down and inside out. It’s doubtful that making the decision to move abroad was sudden; one would love to think a family’s loyalty to their dog would have motivated them to find someplace safe, secure and loving for her to spend her last days, months or even years. A volunteer at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter sheds light on this heartbreaking situation:

“Meet ‘Pitty’ … when the humans who had cared for her for 17 YEARS, moved out of the country, and left her behind – not just behind – but at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter. 17 YEARS of loyalty and love, gone in an instant… She was so sad and confused, and the wonderful staff and volunteers at West LA gave her a bath, and tried to help her feel pretty and loved again… and the awesome Cat Ku took these videos of her to help us get her seen! But nothing replaces having a real home…,” posted animal advocate Alice Ensor on her Facebook page hoping to bring attention to the senior’s emergency plight.

Click here for Pitty’s Pet Harbor adoption listing.  “My name is Pitty and I am a spayed female, black Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 17 years old.
I weigh approximately 14 pounds. I have been at the shelter since Apr 23, 2017. For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – West Los Angeles Shelter at (888) 452-7381 located at 11361 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA 90064. Ask for information about animal ID number A1694322.

Pitty is also listed on PetFinder and her photo and information is listed. Share her plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photo of 17-year-old Shih Tzu via Pet Harbor)

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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.

(Photo and video for 15-year-old cocker spaniel )

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

Update 4/29/17: Safe with Frosted Faces Foundation!

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)

Check his video here: