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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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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)

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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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Shame on you! Owners surrender dog in deplorable condition

Jazz is a ten-year-old Chow Chow mix who was surrendered to the Cobb Animal Control Shelter on March 10 in deplorable condition. His family told the shelter they were no longer able to care for their dog. Sadly, it appears his former owners had not taken care of him much at all.

Jazz is suffering from a severe skin infection and is underweight. In addition he also suffers from entropion, a medical condition in which the eyelid (usually the lower lid) folds inward. It is very uncomfortable, as the eyelashes constantly rub against the cornea and irritate it. The condition is treatable through surgery. No matter how poorly he was treated, however Jazz doesn’t hold a grudge. The staff reports this sweet pup as being house trained and good with children.  A Facebook page for Jazz can be found here:

“Jazz is neutered, chipped, and tested heart worm negative. His ID is 593488, and he is in kennel 501 in sick bay. You will need to ask a shelter employee to get Jazz out for you. HE NEEDS OUT ASAP!”

Advocates have been pledging funds for an approved rescue organization to help with Jazz. Please share this dog’s plight with family, friends and social media contacts. If interested in helping, contact:

Cobb County Animal Shelter
1060 Al Bishop Drive
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 499-4136
Shelter hours for adoptions are:
Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Photo of dog surrendered in deplorable condition courtesy of Helping Cobb County Animals)

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Read about the cat who couldn’t stop sneezing. 

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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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Dumped on side of road unable to use her hind legs, pup keeps ‘smiling’

In Rialto, California, Charlie’s family dumped her on the side of the road. Who does that? It’s not like Charlie wandered off – the 12-year-old senior dog is unable to use her back legs. And so she was brought to the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter where volunteers have fallen in love with the pup who keeps smiling. Charlie at SBC 2

After having been examined by the vet staff at the shelter, the following notes have been posted:

 “The boxer has a spinal injury that caused the paralysis of the back legs. She is not in pain at all, and is a very happy and friendly boy. She does not need surgery, but  will need a home that can accommodate her special needs.”

A Facebook page for Charlie can be followed here. Advocates have been pledging funds for an approved rescue to help with Charlie’s needs. Please share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing does save lives. For more information about this dog, reference #A502065 and contact the:

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

Photos of smiling Charlie courtesy of Urgent Pups of San Bernardino

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Dog ‘lost in desert’ owners rejected: Tippy’s not looking back

Just a few days ago, the future for Tippy, a 12-year-old female smooth-coated collie abandoned at the Lancaster Animal Care Center by her owners on March 2, seemed ominous. The senior dog, with the broken heart, barely moved in her kennel; records indicated she had  been found in the desert and when her family was contacted, they didn’t want her back:tippie

“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 Antje Stobbe on her Facebook page.

That was then – and this is now! On Wednesday, Tippy was rescued by Grand Paws Senior Sanctuarytippy the dog new2

“…Picked her up from the Lancaster Shelter today. Meeting her while she was in the cage she looked totally defeated, wouldn’t even lift her head, let alone stand up. I actually expected her to have trouble walking, but as soon as they pulled her out of her cage she was ready to go! She was pulling me through the parking lot, and when I opened the car door she jumped right in, with a little boost,” the group posted on their Facebook page.

Tippy isn’t looking back. Treated to a dinner feast topped with chicken and vegetables, this senior’s future is brighter, and she has everyone to thank. Again, thank you to all of the readers of the Pet Rescue Report who share the stories and make the difference. Never again will Tippy spend another night in the shelter.  Tippy the dog new 3

Please PayPal your generous pledges to GRANDPAWSSS@AOL.COM; add a note “Tippy”. Mailing address for checks is Grand Paws, PO Box 513, Acton, CA 93510 please write ‘Tippy’ as a memo.

Read Tippy’s previous story here.

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