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Just six-months old and overwhelmed terrier pup cowers in shelter kennel

What could be more adorable than a six-month-old fluffy white terrier pup with floppy ears? Still no one has arrived at the Carson Animal Care Center since November 20 to help Tinkles since having been found as a stray. Overwhelmed and terrified, she cowers in her kennel.

#A5131633 My name is TINKLES and I’m an approximately 6 month old female Terrier. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 11/20. I will be available on 11/26. You can visit me at my temporary home at C207.

Terrier  AGE:6 months
Female  ARRIVED:11/20
AVAILABLE ON: 11/26
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

A Facebook page for Tinkles can be followed here.If interested in fostering, you can save the life of a dog.  If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster at Carson pup, please visitCarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

Check out her video, and you will fall in love. Please share this article with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of white terrier pup courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Update: Shelter opts to terminate pregnant dog’s full term puppies

Three-year-old pregnant Miss Bella had been overwhelmed with confusion and fright at the Carson Animal Care Center. The poodle and Maltese mix to have been available for adoption on November 14, quickly created a social media outrage. Very close to having her puppies, the dilemma worried advocates:

“Saving Carson Shelter Dogs The county policy is to spay/neuter all dogs that leave the shelter. If one is pregnant and a private party wants to adopt, that dog will be spayed and the unborn babies will be aborted. This dog is way too far along and the babies are almost full term. They will have to individually euthanize each one if the adopter goes through with the adoption. If they release their hold to adopt her, a rescue organization can save her and they will allow her to go out pregnant. The shelter called the adopter, but they haven’t called back yet was the latest….”

Several approved organizations offered to rescue Miss Bella, care for her puppies when they are born and then adopt them out through their programs, however on Monday, an update posted on Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook became worrisome:

“Update: 11/13/17 2:00pm PST. I just left the shelter. The Carson Shelter manager told me the dog is going to be spayed tomorrow. She will not be made rescue only. He is aware there is a rescue willing to take but that’s his final decision. The dog will be spayed tomorrow meaning the unborn puppies are going to be killed.”

Advocates were asked to politely contact the shelter and ask that Bella be allowed to leave with an approved rescue organization. And on Tuesday came the good news:

“Sal Valdepeña Update – We will be pulling mom unspayed today. A million thank yous to everyone fighting so hard for her.”

Then came the announcement everyone was waiting for:

” The Carson Animal Care Center just called me, and the shelter will be releasing her to us Harlee’s Angels unspayed. She will be allowed to have her babies and once she’s ready she will be spayed. This is all because you wonderful people Cared. Thank you, Sue Flemings Jessica Brooklyn Janice Kerrigan Lee Stevens Shawna Hamon Tere Molina Kacey Montoya Cheryl Hanna  and her village of supporters. I’m so thankful that county admin is working with us. This is the way to do it.”

This sweet dog has been renamed Melissa. Many thanks to Carson Animal Care Center for making this dog a priority.

Read this dog’s previous story here.

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Heartbreaking: 14-year-old Chihuahua wandered away from her home?

How did a tiny 14-year-old Chihuahua wander away from her home and wind up at the Carson Animal Care Center in California? This poor little one is being kept in the medical section so she can rest, but she is in dire need of an experienced rescuer. Shelter notes indicate she is depressed and refuses to stand. She has a left heart murmur and visible genital-urinary linear scarring. In addition she is missing most of her teeth and has periodontal disease along with a loss of vision.

Julie will need immediate veterinary care.  Whether she has one week, one month or a few more years to enjoy her life, Julie deserves better than spending her final days in a shelter. Volunteers say she needs a “village to help her.” Please share her plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

#A5124068 My name is JULIE and I’m an approximately 14 year old female Chihuahua. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 10/24. I will be available on 10/28. You can visit me at my temporary home at C401. A Facebook page for this little one can be followed here.”

Chihuahua  AGE:14 years
Female (S)  ARRIVED:10/24
AVAILABLE ON: 10/28
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 9024

(Photos and video of 14-year-old Chihuahua courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

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Three bonded seniors surrendered together at height of summer heat and slated to die

Three bonded seniors watch everyone coming and going by their kennel enclosure; they most likely are hoping their family is coming back to get them. What they don’t know nor can they understand is they were all surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center in California on Saturday. No reason has been offered why the three seniors were no longer wanted, but does any excuse it make a difference to these dogs if their lives are soon snuffed away? The shelter is full, it is very hot, and they need help quickly to survive.

#A5087143 “My name is GOLDIE, and I’m an approximately 10 year old male terrier. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/8.” I will be available on 7/8.  A Facebook page for Goldie can be followed here.

Goldie’s Pet Harbor adoption listing

#A5087141 “My name is EBONY, and I’m an approximately 10 year old female Terrier. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/8. I will be available on 7/8.” A Facebook page for Ebony can be followed here.

Ebony’s Pet Harbor adoption listing

#A5087142 “My name is ROMY, and I’m an approximately 10 year old male Terrier. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/8. I will be available on 7/8.” You can visit me at my temporary home at C405. A Facebook page for Romy can be followed here.

Romy’s Pet Harbor adoption listing

All three can be followed on Facebook here.  Share their plights with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and these dogs deserve better. Be an advocate for those who cannot speak. Volunteer, foster, adopt, donate or spread the word. Encourage all pet owners to be responsible and spay and neuter their pets.

For more information about these dogs, contact Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566.  INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster these dogs, please take a moment to email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. It would save their lives.

(Photos and videos of three bonded seniors courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Watch their video here. All three were surrendered together and are closely bonded. Sometimes life is just too cruel:

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.

Starlight: Scared senior dog that should not be in a high kill shelter

Imagine the smile on her family’s faces when they named their sweet Golden Retriever puppy Starlight? Just the name reminds us of watching the clear night skies and making wishes as distant shooting stars traversed  the unexplored universe. And for a decade, loyal canine pal, Starlight stretched out contented next to her family; happily dreaming all those things dogs get to dream. Sadly, reality bites and one day the scared senior – now ten-years-old is no longer wanted and winds up at a high kill animal shelter in California.

And on April 29, with the Carson Animal Care shelter completely full, Starlight’s life suddenly fell apart:

“Sweet little STARLIGHT is 10 and her family brought her to the shelter because they said she is Ill and they couldn’t afford her care. She needs help NOW, she is very confused.”

Click here for Starlight’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Starlight and I am described as a spayed female, gold Golden Retriever mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 29, 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 A4440312. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Medical records for Starlight indicate her teeth are worn down,  has ocular opacity, red tinged diarrhea, vomiting and presents with a mass on her lateral thorax. Her previous owners stated the dog has been losing weight over the last two months. A veterinarian examination would be needed to complete any diagnosis for this dog. Although scared, Starlight remains very friendly.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Whether this dog has one day, one week or one year left to live, doesn’t she deserve more than just being surrendered to a shelter? Perhaps her family couldn’t afford the expense if her health needs are complicated and expensive, but isn’t there always just a little extra money to make sure the dog who has been a loyal and loving part of someone’s family isn’t alone on her final journey? Advocates have been pledging funds to help this sweet dog. Who will step up and be Starlight’s hero?

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(Photos and video of Starlight courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

Video here:

 

 

Beautiful bonded German shepherds having very tough time at crowded shelter

Two bonded German shepherds seem to be having a very tough time at the Carson Animal Care Center in California. Whether they were abandoned or lost, no one has yet to come forward to claim the beautiful dogs. It is thought they could be a mother and daughter pair – thus accounting for their very close relationship.

Click here for Tyra’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. A5054165  She is a two-year-old German shepherd who has not been spayed. She arrived at the shelter on April 26 and will be available for adoption on April 30. A Facebook page for Tyra can be followed here.

Click here for Treena’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. A5054159  She is a five-year-old female German shepherd who has not been spayed. She arrived at the shelter on April 26 and will be available for adoption on April 30. A Facebook page for Treena can be followed here. For further information on these dogs, contact the Carson Animal Care Center located at 216 Victoria Street in Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566. Can you blame these dogs for being afraid with all the barking and strangers everywhere? Share their plights with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of bonded German shepherds courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook)

Watch their video here:

 

Ironic twist: Owner arrested and puppy knows his own crate as ‘jail’

An adorable and extremely clever German shepherd puppy knows his own crate as jail. “Go to jail” the puppy’s owner would yell, and the seven-month-old  would run into his crate and sit. Ironically, Sonny’s owner was subsequently arrested and landed in jail. A volunteer from the Carson Animal Care Center in California tells the dog’s sad story:

“His owner is in jail, and he abandoned this puppy he called Baby Boy. His neighbors brought him into the shelter, and they say he is a smart, sweet, amazing puppy great with everyone. He is also crate trained, and when his owner wants him to go into his crate he would say ironically “GO TO JAIL” and Baby Boy would do it.. He needs help fast.”

Click here for this puppy’s PetHarbor link. “I am described as a male, brown and white German Shepherd Dog. The shelter thinks I am about 7 months old.
I have been at the shelter since Apr 12, 2017. I am not yet neutered. I will be available on 4/16. You can visit me at my temporary home at C348.  For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5049752. A Facebook page advocating for this puppy’s rescue can be followed here.  If interested in fostering this dog, and you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County, email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. 

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

(Photos and videos courtesy of Baby in jail via Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Check out his video. What an amazing puppy, but he is so frightened. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. (Please note he has also been referred to as Sonny)

Brokenhearted 16-year-old Parson Rat terrier surrendered to shelter

Mandy is 16-years-old and is truly brokenhearted. The adorable Parson Rat terrier lies in her little bed at the Carson Animal Care Center staring at the wall; the senior seems to know she has been abandoned, and as she quietly shivers in fear, perhaps she wonders what she did wrong. Just watching Mandy’s short video, one can sense her confusion and the unmistakable depression already setting in.

Mandy was surrendered to the shelter on March 21. Her intake notes reflect the following comments:

“My former family who owned me for more than 5 years had to give me up because 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 may need obedience class. I seem to get along well with dogs.”

Check here for Mandy’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Mandy and I am described as a spayed female, white Parson (Jack) Russell Terrier mix. The shelter thinks I am about 16 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 21, 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 A3444795. A Facebook page to follow this senior’s plight can be found by clicking here.

Share Mandy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and every life counts. Senior dogs have more difficulty finding homes, but age truly doesn’t matter in return for having a best friend who promises never to reveal one’s most hidden secrets. Instead – Mandy is ready to be loved once again and could be just waiting for you. Please help.

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
310.523.9566. Interested in fostering? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. It would save their life!

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(Photos of Parson Rat terrier courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

Check out Mandy’s video: