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Update: Angry blind senior who faced the wall begins anew

Ten-year-old Luna, a blind senior Chihuahua figured out her family didn’t want her anymore.  Brought in as a stray to California’s Baldwin Park Animal Shelter on January 12, Luna had been microchipped, but when called, her owner no longer wanted her. For the first five years of Luna’s life, she had been living with the family she loved. Then cataracts developed, and her sight slowly began to fade away. When her family no longer had time for her, they gave her to another family, and the next five years went quite well – that is until Luna went completely blind. Suddenly the blind senior ended up in a cold cell – dogs barking, strangers talking to her, and she was just plain scared and miserable. There she was – betrayed again.Luna the blind senior

A volunteer, brought to tears watching the frightened sightless Chihuahua who seemed to have given up on life, posted the following on Facebook hoping to attract attention for Luna’s desperate rescue plight:

 “Sh*t out of luck little blind chi who just faces the wall and growls when anyone approaches! She has about as much chance of getting adopted as she has of driving a car. To make matters worse, she is at the back of the shelter and a non-public medical building so no one’s ever going to get to see her. I thought she was incredibly cute though and pray that maybe some kind soul will take pity on her and her grumpy predicament and get her the heck out of there!!”

When Pet Rescue Report shared Luna’s heartbreaking story, social media and kind animal advocates did the rest; they shared the tragic plight of a dog who just got old and lost her eyesight. Just two days later, came the senior’s big break; Hand in Paw came to Luna’s rescue.

“We learned of her story just yesterday, and we were able to help her because a wonderful woman has stepped forward as a committed and experienced, special-needs foster. She is not one bit aggressive and she loves to be touched. She just wants to be safe, surrounded by warmth and calm. Welcome, Luna…your future is bright with us, and we will NEVER stop loving you,” Piper Wood, the organization’s founder posted.Hand in Paw Luna

“I’ve fallen in love with this girl, Luna. She is one of the most precious dogs I’ve ever met! The fear and apprehension are gone. All she has left is love and affection, which is all she will ever receive from now on. This before and after is heartbreaking, but it is proof that kindness and compassion create miracles.”

Welcome home Luna. The group is investigating if Luna’s eyesight can be restored, but no big deal if that’s not possible. Many thanks for everyone who shared this dog’s story. (Photos of blind senior courtesy of Hand in Paw Rescue.

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Blind senior faces the wall day and night with little hope for adoption

Her name is Luna, and the blind senior Chihuahua was brought in as a stray on January 12. Lucky for Luna, she was chipped and her family was called; unlucky for Luna, her family didn’t want her anymore. A volunteer, brought to tears just watching the frightened sightless Chihuahua who seemed to have given up on life, posted the following on Facebook hoping to attract attention for Luna’s desperate rescue plight:

 “Sh*t out of luck little blind chi who just faces the wall and growls when anyone approaches! She has about as much chance of getting adopted as she has of driving a car. To make matters worse, she is at the back of the shelter and a non-public medical building so no one’s ever going to get to see her. I thought she was incredibly cute though and pray that maybe some kind soul will take pity on her and her grumpy predicament and get her the heck out of there!!”

And her advocate continued:

“She is age 10, blind as a bat, grumpy. That may be the good news!! She is tiny anyway and probably has no teeth so her bites, if she follows through on those growls, will probably amount to little more than being gummed!”

Luna’s Pet Harbor listing can be found here. “My name is Luna and I am described as a female, tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 12, 2017. 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 A5025190.  A Facebook page to follow her plight can be found here. Share Luna with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. We are Luna’s only hope.

(Photo of Luna courtesy of Jackie Gibbons Tomlinson.)

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Owner surrenders dog ‘Darla’ with $90 and note ‘please forgive me’

When Darla’s owner had to move into a relative’s home and care for a sick family member, she had to surrender her beloved dog to the Harris County Animal Shelter. Tragically, the devoted owner had no choice, and in this situation hearts are broken for both Darla and her human. The following was posted on the Facebook page for Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers:

“If this doesn’t break your heart I don’t know what will! Darla’s owner had to move into take care of a sick, elderly family member. She brought her in with $90 and a note that read, “please forgive me!” Review date Dec 28th. Poor Darla! I feel so bad for her owners too. Sometimes we don’t know all the circumstances around why people have to give up their animals, but this instance sure does hurt to hear.

Her owner said she was nothing but an angel the eight years she has had her since she was a puppy!”

Comments referencing this dog indicates she gets along with other dogs. Click here for her Pet Harbor listing.”I am ready to go!My name is DARLA. I am a spayed female, fawn and white Boxer mix. The shelter staff think I am about 7 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 08, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A473752.

Please share this girl’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact Harris County Animal Shelter located at 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076. Information about donating to a particular animal can be found here.

(Photo of Darla ‘please forgive me’ via Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers)

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Exhausted stray pup at Chicago shelter

On November 4, Arlo arrived at the Chicago Animal Care and Control as a stray. Perhaps that was the luckiest situation for this little lost soul who was reportedly so tired that all he wanted to do was sleep. There is no doubt Arlo has been severely neglected for an extended period of time; the exhausted stray pup just wanted to rest.friendless-dog-2

According to the CACC Dog Transfer Team Facebook page, ARLO A158064 is a ten-year-old male. He came into the shelter as a stray on 11/4/16 and is available for rescue at 7 pm on 11/7/16.  He is noted to be actively sneezing and desperately needs a grooming and a nail trim. The dog seemed exhausted and didn’t want to get up.

A veterinarian examination has been requested by the team. An approved rescue group has expressed an interested in rescuing Arlo, however a foster family is needed. If interested in helping or donating to the rescue of this friendless little Yorkie mix, contact Fetching Tails Foundation.

“Sometimes we wonder how a human can treat and neglect a dog like this. This old fella is currently at Chicago Animal Control. He is 10 years young, Male Yorkie and in need of a foster home. He does need an isolation foster because he has been exposed to the canine flu. Let’s work together to save this old soul and give him a good life going forward.”

Do not call the shelter to inquire about any dogs posted on the CACC Rescue page. The volunteer Transfer Team was created to help with this, so please send a note via their Facebook page. These dogs are not on the adoption floor for reasons cited as space, medical, etc. Approved rescue groups must intervene to help.

(Photos of exhausted stray pup via CACC Dog Transfer Team)

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Rescued from euth’ room by big-hearted shelter worker

A kind-hearted shelter worker was so moved by an 11-year-old senior pup who undoubtedly had been broken and defeated, she was rescued from the euth’ room at the last moment. Quinn now has been given a chance to find love and kindness.quinn-the-pit-bull-2

According to shelter volunteer, Sal Valdapena, Quinn was “literally pulled out of the euthanasia room by a ‘big hearted AC worker’. Let’s help Quinn find her way out of the shelter. This poor girl has attack wounds all over her body.” And now the quest is to find a home for this dog – foster or permanent, but nevertheless a safe and loving situation while Quinn is nursed back to health. A Facebook page for Quinn can be followed here.

Click here for Quinn’s adoption listing. A5002649 My name is Quinn, and I’m an approximately 11 year old female pit bull. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since October 15, 2016. I am available on October 19, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at D227.” And after years of obvious abuse – including her ears severely chopped away, Quinn still has hope in her eyes. Share this poor dog’s plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Help find the one person who Quinn will be able to count on – whether she lives three more months or three more years. 

For additional information, contact the Downey Animal Care Center at (562) 940-6898. Make sure to reference A5002649.

(Dog rescued from euth’ room photo by Sal Valdepena)

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16-year-old Cocker Spaniel lost and confused at shelter

Do 16-year-old dogs just get lost and wind up at open admission animal shelters? Something about Nico, the beautiful but frightened 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel, just begs everyone to reach out and make sure she is safe. After all, how many families come to shelters to adopt the seniors?

Click here for Nico’s Pet Harbor listing. #A3441992  “My name is Nico and I am described as a spayed female, white and buff 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel. I have been at the shelter since Oct 25, 2016.” For more information about this dog, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. A Facebook page for Nico can be followed here.

No one knows if Nico’s family is looking for her, and no one knows how anyone could push a 16-year-old dog out of her home. Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact:

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

(Photo of 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel by Saving Carson Dogs)

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Heartless case of neglect, yet shepherd is so forgiving

Junebug is an eight-year-old female German shepherd who suffers from a heartless case of neglect. A huge, untreated tumor hangs beneath the sweet dog’s belly, and although it even interferes with how she walks,  her calm and sweet demeanor has not diminished.junebug-downey-cover-2

Click here for Junebug’s Pet Harbor listing at the Downey Animal Shelter in California. Animal ID: A5004528.  “My name is Junebug and I’m an approximately 8 year old female German shepherd.  I am not yet spayed.  I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since October 21, 2016.  I am available on October 25, 2016.  You can visit me at my temporary home at D113.” Contact Downey Animal Care Center at  (562) 940-6898.   A Facebook page for Junebug can be followed here.

The dog’s condition has not been diagnosed, and she is in need of immediate rescue by an approved organization. Volunteers who have personally engaged with Junebug sing her praises. One comment includes:

“Her spirit is very gentle and warm. She will need a rescue, TLC and a forever home. Please help her find a safe and forever committed rescue by posting, tagging, and sharing Junebug.”junebug-downey-cover-3

Please share this dog’s plight with family, friends and social media contacts. No, she isn’t perfect, but her life so far has been one of neglect; doesn’t she deserve better?

(Photos heartless case of neglect via Desi Lara)

 

 

 

 

 

Two ‘very old’ dogs surrendered to busy animal control

Two very old dogs have found themselves homeless in the twilight of their life. The dogs, 20-year-old “Sahadi” and 14-year-old “Atreyu,” were surrendered to the Carson Animal Services facility in Gardena, California, on October 16, and they are currently available for adoption or rescue.

Very old dogs surrendered

It is not clear why the elderly dogs were surrendered – what is known is that these bonded seniors could now use a helping hand. Undoubtedly, they are confused and heartbroken over the sudden upheaval in their life.

You can help these bonded senior dogs find a rescue agency, or an adopter, by sharing their adoption information.

Sahadi Facebook thread here. Sahadi Petharbor link here. Atreyu Facebook thread here. Atreyu Petharbor link here.

Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566  ID#A5002987 and  ID #A5002985

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

 

Left to fend for himself: 14-year-old Pom’s days are numbered

What must tiny Bailey be thinking? Picked  up as a stray on October 15 and brought to the Riverside Animal Shelter in California, the 14-year-old Pom’s days are numbered if he is not rescued this week.

Click here for Bailey’s Pet Harbor listing. #ID A1321615. “I am a male, cream Pomeranian. The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 15, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387. A Facebook page for this senior can be followed here.

Additional information is available here. Please share Bailey’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Unfortunately in the sad world of disposable pets, Bailey may have just been tossed away onto the street because he was “too old.” Sharing saves lives – and every life counts.

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Update on bonded senior dogs surrendered by cancer victim

Two bonded senior dogs, who found themselves homeless after their cancer-stricken owner was transferred to a hospice facility, have found a loving home. According to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), the dogs, 18-year-old Bruno and 17-year-old Caramel have been adopted by two men, Bruce and Jim, who learned about them through Facebook.

The BARCS Shelter stated:

Bruno and Caramel found their angels! Meet Bruce and Jim, new daddies to our incredible, super-senior duo.

Adding:

“Bruce and Jim have vowed to love and care for Bruno and Caramel whether they have a week or a lifetime ahead them. When they picked them up today, Bruno was snuggled up in Bruce’s lap. He told our staff that, “Bruno has a lap every day for the rest of his life, whether it’s for a day, a month or for years.”

Bonded senior dogs

BARCS also let everyone know that the dogs’ former owner can rest easy knowing that her beloved pets are in good hands. The shelter stated:

BARCS staff spoke with their first mommy, who is in hospice care, to let her know her babies are safe and loved. She was overcome with relief.

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