Astro, a good-natured, purebred Boxer, barely seven-years-old, was surrendered by his owner on June 24 to the high kill Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. All they left with Astro was his tattered leash, but lacked the humanity to even list his name on the surrender application.
Tracing back Astro's previous record, does reveal he was adopted from Baldwin a few years ago, but as Astro's muzzle turned gray, the family this dog adored, discarded him like yesterday's newspaper telling the shelter the dog was just "too old."
A volunteer writes:
"Astro appears to have many years ahead of him in which to provide his lucky adopter with kisses and companionship. This well-mannered dog walks well on leash, seems to be housebroken, is non-reactive toward other dogs, and is responsive to his handler—so he seems to be just about perfect! Astro loves being with people, and we are certain he will be a loving indoor pet for an individual or family in any living situation."
Please click here to follow Astro's plight on Facebook as humane advocates and rescue volunteers spread the word and provide additional information to help this dog find safe placement.
CONTACT: Mary Koger at Boxer Rescue LA @ 760.580.9311 if you can help Astro.
Baldwin Park Shelter is located at 4275 N. Elton St. Baldwin Park, Calif. Please call
(626) 962-3577 or Fax (626) 960-8223
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday from 12 noon to 7 p.m; On Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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