Old and ailing – dog dumped when he needed his family the most

He’s old, and ailing, possibly suffering from cancer, and he has been dumped at a busy, high-intake animal shelter in California at the time of his life when he needs his family the most. The senior dog, named “Rocko,” has been at the Baldwin Park Animal Services facility since August 18.

Volunteer photographer, Pat Gregoire, captured Rocko’s obvious confusion over the loss of his home and family in a poignant image. In a Facebook post to help Rocko find help, she wrote:

Rocko is a sweet 12 yr old male white/black pit bull mix who was surrendered on 8/18/17. He most likely needs a ‘compassion’ pull by a rescue. Another volunteer suggested that he most likely has cancer. He is calm and doesn’t appear to be in pain right now.

This sweet elder needs the help of strangers right now – his own family will not be assisting him. Please take a moment to network Rocko’s adoption information. He is an old boy who needs to be with someone who cares about him – not alone in a stark kennel run, surrounded by barks and cries.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
Ask for information about animal ID number A3531915

Facebook thread here.

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At 12 years of age, Rosie lost the only home she had ever known

At 12 years of age, a friendly dog named “Rosie” has lost the only home that she had ever known. On Wednesday, the Friends of West Valley Animal Shelter explained:

Rosie never thought that she’d lose the only home she’s known all her life. Life was good as she’s living her golden years with her family. But her world came to an abrupt end when her family had to surrender her and her siblings.


Rosie is a victim of both irresponsible owners and an imperfect system. Her brother Buddy (A1642134) the suspect in the case, whose crime was that he got out of their home, scared a passerby and caused the person to fall and injure himself. (note: their family failed to keep them safely contained in their home and the dogs have gotten out in the past).

Rosie no longer at home – today she spends her time alone, surrounded by concrete walls and a metal fence. Rosie needs a second chance – a warm and loving home where she can spend her days in comfort, rather than in fear.

Rosie must be adopted outside of the Los Angeles city limits. You can help Rosie find her happily-ever-after by sharing her adoption information.

She’s at the South LA Shelter, 213-485-0214.
ROSIE – ID#A078661

Petharbor link here.

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.


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Overlooked – she arrived as a stray, but her family never picked her up

She arrived as a stray…but her family never arrived at the animal shelter to pick her up. Perhaps it’s for the best, the senior dog came to the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan with dirty fur, looking quite bedraggled and truth be told, a bit neglected.

The nine-year-old dog is now being called “Daffodil,” and she could use a bit of attention – she came to the shelter facility on August 8 and the “safe” period of her stray hold expired on August 11. Now she is considered to be “super urgent.”

Owner neglects poodle and then asks veterinarian to put her down.

Shelter notes on Daffodil seem to support the notion that her family will not be arriving to take her home – the notes read:

Observed Behavior – friendly, allows handling and examination with little restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – appears to have been abandoned/neglected

Daffodil needs the help of strangers right now – she has nobody else. Please share her adoption information to help save her life.

Full shelter notes and information about how to help Daffodil at this link.

DAFFODIL – A1121233

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Heartbreaking: Senior Great Dane used as puppy machine found wandering as stray

Perhaps the only logical conclusion one could draw is that this beautiful blue merle  senior Great Dane found scavenging the streets and much too close to the road has been tossed away as her puppy producing days have waned. Most likely used as a breeding machine, the friendly eight-year-old dog arrived at the North Central Animal Care and Control on Friday. Sadly, she had no microchip; no owner, no name and no soft bed of her own.

Click here for this dog’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “I am an unaltered female, gray and black Great Dane. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 14, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – North Central Shelter at (888) 452-7381
Ask for information about animal ID number A1714981. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

“At North Central! Just arrived! No WORDS…. just heartbreaking,” volunteer Denise Santiago Jones posted on her Facebook page to bring awareness to this dog’s plight.

This Great Dane is expected to be available for adoption on July 20, and as noted thus far, can be adopted by anyone from the general public. Think carefully before adopting a dog; it is a lifetime commitment. They depend on us for their happiness, good health and safety.  Please share her story and the video below. Sharing saves lives, and every life counts. Isn’t it time this sweet dog gets to enjoy the pampered life? You bet it is!

(Photos and video of  senior Great Dane courtesy of Denise Santiago Jones)

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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:



Saddest bonded German shepherd watches over her nearly blind pal at crowded shelter

If there ever was a sad story of two bonded siblings surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter, then it has to be about Bella and Snowball. On Saturday, their family removed their collars and leashes and told the shelter staff, they just didn’t have time to care for the dogs. A volunteer standing by watched the heartbreaking moment:

“This will be the saddest thing you see today or maybe all week, and it will be hard to get out of your mind…. SNOWBALL is missing an eye and the one he has doesn’t look great. His big sister BELLA takes care of him.”

Bella is an  eight-year-old female German Shepherd. She is not spayed. She has  been at the Carson Animal Care Center since April 29 and is available for adoption today. You can visit her at her temporary home at C217. Reference #A3983340.  Click here for Bella’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. Her Facebook page can be followed here.

Snowball is a 13-year-old male Chihuahua who is neutered. He has been at the Carson Animal Care Center since April 29 and is available for adoption today. You can visit him at his temporary home at C217. Reference #A5055415. Click here for Snowball’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. His Facebook page can be followed here.

(Photos and video of bonded German shepherd and Chi courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

For information about fostering or adopting Bella and Snowball, contact:

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

Please watch their video and see how close they are. Share their story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social medial contacts. Sharing saves lives. These two are very special and deserve better:


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 )

Check out Charlie’s video here:


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:

17-year-old family pet Scruffy killed in ‘sickening’ attack

The body of a family’s 17-year-old cherished dog named Scruffy was found on Friday tied to a plant in his Brisbane backyard; the senior dog who had been hard of hearing and nearly blind had been the victim of what has been labeled by authorities as a “sickening” attack.

According to the Brisbane Times, police stated someone entered the family’s backyard in Bardon during the day and pulled a towel hanging from the clothesline to dry and tied it around the Maltese terrier’s neck.

“The dog was then bound by the towel to a plant at the rear of the dwelling where he was later located deceased,” stated the police.

The exact cause of death of the dog is unknown, but blood was found at the scene. On Monday, police launched an animal cruelty investigation asking for members of the public to come forward with any information or clues to help solve the egregious crime.

Scruffy’s owners, Cath and Liam Proberts are devastated as are the three children who grew up with Scruffy.

“Because number one, I don’t want it happening again and number two, our beloved pet met a horrific ending and number three, it’s often the start of more significant crimes,” stated Liam.

Anyone with information is asked to call Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1-800 333 000.

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Update on senior Corgi surrendered to shelter half-wrapped in garbage bag

It was a day that tears flowed freely down the cheeks of volunteers and staff members alike, at Carson Animal Care when a ten-year-old Welsh Corgi was surrendered to the shelter half-wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag and carried in an old cardboard box. It was the worst day in Blackie’s life as her selfish owners refused financial assistance to help treat their dog who had an untreated, bloody tumor at the base of her tail. In fact, that was the reason they tied their dog of ten years in a garbage bag – so she would not bleed on the seat of their vehicle.

And when they arrived at the shelter, the family showed no regrets, no guilt and little compassion as they adamantly said no to any veterinarian advice or help. Yet, despite her family turning their backs on her when she needed them the most, Blackie remained happy as the staff removed the plastic garbage bag, cleaned her up and made her comfortable. It wasn’t long however before Blackie’s desperate plight garnered the attention of animal lovers everywhere.

On Monday, Blackie, accompanied by her rescuers Frosted Faces Foundation, made her freedom walk out of the shelter. She has been brushed, bathed, had her nails trimmed and ate a hearty meal of salmon and vegetables –  a spa treatment fit for royalty. She was laced into a new spring collar and told she was loved.

“Blackie is so small, wants to be held tightly and just wants everything to turn out okay because she keeps looking at us for recognition and approval,” Frosted Faces Foundation posted on their Facebook page as Blackie’s new life began. “We think she may know that being Frosted is a good thing by the say she struts.”

On Tuesday, Blackie is scheduled to be examined at High Valley Veterinary Hospital. Her tails really bothers her.

If interested in being Blackie’s “Forever Foster” (medical expenses covered) or Forever Family (adoption with $500/year major medical grant), please apply right away at

Blackie will need a $25/month sponsoring Fan. Please register at

To donate to Blackie’s care:
• Call High Valley Veterinary Hospital (760)788-6250 and donate to Frosted Faces Foundation’s account
• Via PayPal:
• Via Web Donate Link:
• Via Check or Cash through the Mail:
Frosted Faces Foundation
864 Grand Avenue, Mailbox #333
San Diego, CA 92109

Photos and video of Blackie the Corgi courtesy of Frosted Faces Foundation

Check out Blackie’s video: (trying new foods)

Read previous article about Blackie here.