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Human kindness needed: Confused senior dog brings tears to shelter staff

Dara is a nearly blind ten-year-old dog. The confused senior needs human kindness; her struggle as she tried to understand what had happened to her at a noisy shelter brought tears to the eyes of the shelter staff. Details of her arrival at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California are at the best quite murky, but her immediate future lies in peril. There won’t be a list of potential adopters, and doesn’t she deserve better?

“Today Dara and I experienced what we probably both needed. Human kindness. One of the kennel attendants ‘Jacob’ went out of his way to help me get pictures and video of sweet Dara. He got choked up, which in Turn got me choked up. We both witnessed a senior dog so confused. A terrible, terrible sight. The unfamiliar sounds of an animal shelter, the cries of other dogs is enough to make any animal sad, but for a blind senior the sadness is unbearable,” wrote shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena.

Dara struggles to walk and needs to be examined by a veterinarian. She can barely stand for any length of time. Most likely this poor dog has been neglected and needs to know that humans can offer much more than pain. An adopter would be ideal; a foster home would work too.

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Follow Dora’s Facebook page here. Share Dora’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. 909 623-9777 —
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

(Photos and video of Dara who deserves human kindness courtesy of Sal Valdepena)

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Neglected 16-year-old Tigger left at shelter by his owner to be euthanized

A neglected 16-year-old poodle named Tigger was surrendered on Monday to Carson Animal Care. His family asked that their dog be euthanized because he was old. Of course, Tigger doesn’t understand. Once the only family he has ever known walked out of his life, and the frightened pup was placed in a shelter kennel, he huddled into the corner and shook.

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A volunteer at the shelter has asked for Tigger to be moved to the medical ward where it is quieter and much more personal.

“We asked them to put a blanket but he won’t go inside…He needs help as soon as possible.”

INFORMATION ABOUT TIGGER:

“#A5180830 My name is TIGGER and I’m an approximately 16 year old male Poodle Toy. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/21. I will be available on 5/21. You can visit me at my temporary home at C246. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they felt it was time for me to be euthanized.”

Poodle Toy  AGE:16 years
Male  ARRIVED:5/21
AVAILABLE ON: 5/21
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Tigger’s plight on Facebook here.

Share his photo and video with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Dogs that are surrendered can be euthanized at anytime. There are no mandatory holding periods.

If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

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Dumped at shelter, 17-year-old Lab named Moosse deserves better

You might have looked at the headline twice while shaking your head, convinced no dog owner would ever surrender their 17-year-old Lab to the Baldwin Park Shelter in California, but tragically on Thursday, Moosse was betrayed.

According to shelter volunteers, Moosse’s family failed to fill out an animal profile on their dog nor did they bother to provide any information about their dog which only would have helped to find the senior a foster home or end of life care in a loving environment. Instead, he was just “dumped.”

“The shelter said Moosse is VERY FRIENDLY, quiet. alert, slow and he looks like he has a lot life left in him,” wrote a shelter volunteer on PetConnect.Us Facebook page.

Moosse has not been examined by the shelter veterinarian yet, however his brief intake records indicate he has moderate tartar, worn teeth, cloudy eyes, dirty ears, a slow gait, panting and is slightly overweight at 90 pounds. A shelter is the last place this dog should be. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, families, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

MOOSSE – ID #A5174752

Petharbor link: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO2.A5174752

“My name is MOOSSE and I’m an approximately 17 year old lab retr. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Baldwin Animal Care Center since May 3, 2018. I am available on May 4, 2018.”

Baldwin Park Animal Shelter – Phone: 626-962-3577 or 626-430-2378, Address: 4275 N. Elton, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Shelter hours:
Monday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Cody left behind: Senior pup heartbroken at Miami shelter

Cody was left behind at Miami Dade County Animal Services  when his family moved and decided their loyal dog wasn’t invited. A volunteer described the 10-year sweet pooch as follows:

“URGENT CALL  please read

Presenting a darling adorable fur baby named CODY A1950948
Cody is a sweet, well bred and loving mature dachshund who belongs in a cozy living room warming the feet of a benevolent owner and family.

How cruel can life be? Poor Cody was a good boy his whole life but now he was left behind as if his love meant nothing.”

And so he waits for  the possibility of a new family and a new life. The shelter sent out a plea to all local rescue organizations asking for help finding a foster home to provide him with the help he needs:

“Geriatric pet with heartworm- owner surrendered due to moving, needing rescue/foster.”

Follow this boy’s plight on Facebook here. Cody deserves to live the rest of his years with his soft large eyes filled with happiness and love  with a family who will cherish his love; not crying from a broken heart still waiting for his family to return and take him home. Share this dog’s photo and information with friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photo of Cody via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

For more information about Cody, contact the shelter located at 3599 NW 79 Avenue in Doral, Florida 33122. pets@miamidade.gov. Make sure to reference CODY A1950948

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Florida rescue dedicated to helping senior citizens keep their dogs

Often when visiting an animal shelter, we come across many dogs and cats who share the same sad story. They were once the beloved pet of  senior citizens, but for whatever the reasons were not able to keep them, and a family member was not available to help. It’s a tragedy for both the dog, who has known the same owner for possibly all its life and for the person, as the dog was possibly their closest companion.

That is one of the biggest fears for those of us who love our pets and regard them as family; what will happen when the day comes when we can no longer care for them?

Destiny for Dogs founded by JoAnn Goodrich in West Palm Beach, Florida is a 501 (c) 3 dedicated to helping senior citizens keep their pets in the home and if that is impossible, then re-homing them to responsible caregivers. Their mission statement reads “Destiny for Dogs is dedicated to assisting seniors in keeping their beloved dogs in their homes.”

This is achieved by assisting ‘qualified” seniors with dog food, monthly heartworm and flea prevention, and annual wellness visits to their own veterinarian.

Destiny for Dogs is non-breed specific and relies on fosters to care for the dogs in their rescue. They not only rescue dogs from owners or families who can no longer care for their deceased family member’s dog, but also from shelters. Their goal is to find loving forever homes for the dogs regardless of age, health, or behavioral issues.

All dogs taken in by the rescue are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. All dogs also receive a wellness check before being placed in a foster home. Once the dogs are in their foster homes, they will be evaluated, loved and nurtured to prepare them for their new family and their second chance at a happily ever after life.

Currently, Destiny for Dogs is holding a fundraiser to collect much needed funds to continue their important work.

To donate to the fundraiser, visit the site https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/organizations/destiny-for-dogs.

To learn more about Destiny for Dogs and other ways to help, such as fostering or donating to their wish list, visit their website http://destinyfordogs.com/

Or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/destinyfordogs

 

 

 

 

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Family surrenders 14-year-old dog stating she can be ‘aggressive’

Chispa’s family surrendered their 14-year-old dog to the Carson Animal Care Center at 10:00 in the evening late last week. They told the staff the dog can be “aggressive” at times. Sadly, there was no indication her owner had bothered to take her to a licensed veterinarian and help to assess the little dog’s issue.

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This little gal is going to need an understanding compassionate foster situation or approved rescue organization to help her. How can it be fair to abandon her in her time of need?

#A5169772 My name is CHISPA. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 4/18. I will be available on 4/18. You can visit me at my temporary home at C406.

Terrier
Female  ARRIVED:4/18
AVAILABLE ON: 4/22
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow  “aggressive” Chispa’s Facebook page here or here.

Please share Chispa’s plight with friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Everyone is waiting  and hoping to see Chispa’s freedom photos. Help this to happen. (Please note the shelter has listed this dog’s age as 10. Please consult a licensed veterinarian for more information or call the shelter.)

Photos and video courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs.

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Elderly woman cried as she surrendered her 20-year-old cat

An elderly woman, no longer able to care for her 20-year-old cat, cried as she surrendered Snow to PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Services) in Rome, Georgia on Monday. A volunteer was at the shelter as the heartbreaking separation brought tears to even the most stoic; in a rocking chair she gently tried to comfort Snow.

“His elderly mama just had to surrender him to AC because she has to move and she cannot take them with her. She cried and cried and so did everyone else,” the shelter posted on their Facebook page of the Rome Floyd Humane Society, helping to find a home for Snow and his bonded companion Macy.

Snow is described as a very sweet cat who has been neutered and has had veterinarian care. Tragically along with Snow, Macy  was also surrendered. He is a small 14-year-old terrier, and if the two can be placed together, surely it would make their world a little more comforting and not nearly as lonely.

Please note, according to the Rome Floyd Humane Society, all options are being examined to allow the owner to keep Snow. Both the cat and the dog are currently at the PAWS Animal Control, located at 99 North Ave in Rome, Georgia. RFHS is a community resource for education, assistance for low income families, and are able to offer assistance when needed.

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(Photo of volunteer rocking 20-year-old cat via Facebook freezeshot video)

(PAWS 440-442-PAWS (7297) Please share Snow and Macy’s sad plight with friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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What a sad face: Left behind when his family moved away

What a sad face. Sadly, there isn’t much known about this sweet older pup, who has been described as a shepherd, collie and Labrador retriever mix. His story at the Davidson County Animal Shelter begins here:

“Shelter Mom can’t tell you much about me and what she does know probably won’t get me rescued. My people moved back to Mexico and couldn’t take me. Animal Control brought me the shelter.”

For days this depressed dog refused to eat and a bowl of untouched kibble remained in the corner of his kennel cage.

“…So she brought me a bowl of soft food – ate every bite; turns out I have no teeth to speak of except my two canines.”

The veterinarian tech thinks this sweet senior may have been chewing on something metal that ruined his teeth. He is not neutered and eight or nine years old. Is there a rescue that can help this poor guy? Surely he deserves better than what has happened and where he now waits for his family to return.

Please share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This senior needs help. Follow his Facebook page here.

CONTACT:

DCASrescue@gmail.com

Davidson County Animal Shelter
490 Glendale Rd
Lexington NC 27292

(Photo of dog with sad face Donna Grooms)

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Owner took pup’s collar, leash and name tag before leaving him at kill shelter

In Lexington, North Carolina, an eight-year-old beagle named Jasper knew something was wrong on Monday afternoon and tried to hide behind his owner’s legs as the man prepared to leave his dog at a crowded animal kill shelter. How could anyone explain to Jasper that his owner filled out the “surrender a dog” paperwork; even after reading the sign on the front door of the Davidson County Animal Shelter:

“The shelter is full and owner surrenders can be humanely euthanized at any time.”

Still, Jasper’s owner stated he hoped the shelter volunteers could find a rescue organization for their pup although they gave no reason why their dog was being surrendered. A volunteer at the shelter posted the following heartbreaking news – that is if Jasper could speak, read or write for himself:

“This post is not to bash my Daddy, but to find me a proper home. I got nothing left – Daddy took my collar, leash and name tag so him and mom would have something to remember me by. Sign on front door says full and that owner surrenders can be put down at any time so my people think that may be my fate. Will you share and help me find a rescue?”

And when his family walked out of the building, Jasper could not believe they left him there alone. He wanted so badly to follow.

Jasper is described as eight-years-old, neutered and up-to-date on his vaccinations. He is a bit shy, and it is suggested he not be in a family with young children.

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Fortunately, according to volunteer Donna Grooms, Jasper is one of the lucky ones. This boy is being picked up in the morning by a rescue organization. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of dog left at kill shelter by Donna Grooms)

DCASrescue@gmail

Davidson County Animal Shelter
490 Glendale Rd
Lexington NC 27292

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Rescuer pens open letter to owner of ailing 16-year-old dog dumped at shelter

A plea went out to animal rescuers on Thursday asking for help. A 16-year-old dog with age-related health problems had been surrendered to an open admission shelter in California. Leave No Paws Behind volunteered to place the senior, named Lucky, into a foster home; most likely a hospice environment, but a home where he could live out his days being loved and spoiled.

“RESCUED BY Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.! His name is Lucky, he is 16 years old, blind, depressed, has a 3/6 grade heart murmur, dental disease and has a hard time walking and his luck was running out HOWEVER today we scooped him up in our arms and carried him right out of the shelter! HE IS SAFE and now on the LNPB Freedom ride to The Pet Doctors of Sherman OaksLucky will be in need of a hospice foster in the So Ca area, please email info@leavenopawsbehind.com.” posted the organization on Friday.

The next morning, Leave No Paws Behind received a call from their vet. Lucky had suffered multiple seizures. His liver enzyme values were extremely elevated and with his critical heart murmur, Lucky’s life was soon to be lost.

“To Lucky’s owners: My heart is so heavy this morning as we watched your loving dog of 16 years sadly leave us,” rescue found Toby Wisneski wrote on Facebook. “I suspect that Lucky had other seizures and that you knew he was at the end of his life and this is why you made, whatever your reason, the decision to surrender him to a high kill shelter where he would continue to suffer for days…

But on Thursday afternoon, Lucky was carried out of the shelter – a smile seemed to reach across his beautiful face.

“I try not to judge however I do struggle with knowing he was abandoned and left to die alone and wondering on a cold shelter floor when he needed his humans the most. I take consolation in knowing he left us surrounded by so much love and was not alone knowing that his life mattered. He was newly blind and deaf so he did not have to suffer the agony of looking around for the only humans he loved for 16 years or waiting to hear a familiar voice letting him know how much he was going to be missed.”

Lucky didn’t die alone and he didn’t die in a shelter. He was held and comforted by compassionate rescuers, even though Lucky didn’t know anyone, Somehow Lucky managed to hold onto those last hours of his life where it made a difference.

“Today we, total strangers, held and said goodbye to your pet of 16 years. Today, we, perfect strangers, let him know he was not alone, he was loved and that his life mattered, because even though we were perfect strangers to Lucky, to him at that very moment, we were the humans who showed compassion, love and shed so many tears as we let him know how much he will be missed…”

Will Lucky’s owners ever read the message? Will they now be searching for a puppy to take Lucky’s place, and just perhaps, we can  hope they will stop in their tracks when they spot the white fur, the crooked smile and the hundreds of gentle goodbyes to a dog whose honored rescuers became his family.

Rest in peace little one. You are gone, but not forgotten.

To help Leave No Paws Behind rescue more dogs or in honor of Lucky, donations can be sent by clicking here.

(Photo of Lucky a 16-year-old dog, by Leave No Paws Behind)

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