At the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, Coco’s owner of ten years, surrendered his Shih Tzu mix on Thursday because “he no longer plays and wants to sit around.” Shelter manager, Brooke Bourgeois so hoped the dog’s owner would have returned for his dog – that is after thinking that giving up a loyal friend isn’t the right thing to do. Sadly, that never happened.
“We put our personal feelings aside, took his sweet dog and watched a 10-year-old bond crumble before our eyes,” Brooke sadly explained on her Facebook page. “Coco is a Shih Tzu terrier mix and reportedly housebroken and good with kids.”
When led to his kennel at the shelter, Coco whimpered in his kennel as his missed his person. He hasn’t eaten since he arrived.
“Coco gets along just fine despite having a little arthritis in his hind area,” Brooke stated. “He also seems to be hard of hearing which is another NATURAL part of ageing.”
Coco needs to be in a foster home or adopted quickly. It is not known at this time how he is with other dogs, but he has ignored the cats at the shelter. He will be given a thorough veterinary health examination on Monday, but this boy is ready to go home and be reassured that he is loved.
If interested, please stop by the shelter at 2701 Lapalco Boulevard in Harvey, Louisiana or call 504.349.5111.
(Photos and video of Coco via Brooke Bourgeois)
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