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17-year-old German shepherd surrendered: Family could no longer afford her care

Elderly German shepherd needs a home
Elderly German shepherd needs a homeVia Facebook/Saving Carson Dogs

Update 8/24/14: Loba was adopted - she is safe!

A beautiful German shepherd has made it to an impressive 17-years of age...unfortunately, she is currently not enjoying the twilight of her life in the comfort of a home.

According to the Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, the elderly dog lost her home and family when she was surrendered to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Carson, Calif., on August 18.

The following information was written about the surrendered senior whose name is "Loba":

My former family who owned me for more than 5 years had to give me up because they couldn't afford the care I need. But they said that I spend most of my time outdoors, but it's not ideal. I seem to be good with small children. I have not been housetrained. I am good on a leash. I may need obedience class. I seem to get along well with dogs.

Judging by the provided information, Loba has not fully enjoyed the comforts associated with the life of an indoor dog - given her advanced age, an indoor situation would be preferable for her aged body, which undoubtedly has the aches and pains that come with getting older.

Please take a moment to network this elderly girl's information.

Information for Loba:

  • Petharbor link here
  • LOBA - ID#A4746861
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carson at (310) 523-9566
  • Age 17 years
  • Not altered
  • Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
    216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
    310.523.9566
  • Facebook thread for Loba here
  • Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog the facility where she is being held; ask for information about animal ID number A4746861

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