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Bedraggled, depressed 15-year-old dog surrendered to animal control

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Update 2/14/14 from the person who rescued Pretty (aka Abigail):

Well... I don't even know how to begin... I am so incredibly heart broken. I thought maybe... just maybe I could save her. I thought with love and support and care I could give her the chance she never got. It just wasn't enough everyone and I have no way of making this better, I have no words to tell you to make this ok. This is not OK. This is not right. This is not fair. I am sorry I couldn't be enough.

After a battery of tests all day, I just found out that our poor little Abigail has terminal, aggressive cancer. Given her age and frail body, surgery nor treatment is possible.

She is sedated and on pain medications so she no longer feels any pain right now. I am taking her home to give her the best night she could possibly ever have. She is getting McDonalds and tons of treats. She will sleep in my arms surrounded with love. I don't know what to say. I am just so sorry.

For those who have donated, I truly appreciate it. We are establishing The Abigail Fund to keep her memory alive by helping other victims of abuse. This has to stop and Abigail will want it so.

If you want to donate to The Abigail Fund, simply go here:

Abigail, Daddy loves you more then you could know. You have touched my heart and changed my life.

Update 2/13/14: Pretty has been rescued!!

Her name is Pretty...she appears to be pretty tired, pretty confused and pretty neglected.

The 15-year-old Maltese was surrendered to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif., on Feb. 11 and she becomes available for adoption on Feb. 15.

It is impossible to know Pretty's true history...only she, and her former owner, truly knows what her life was like; unfortunately, Pretty has no way to share that information.

Her body reveals quite a bit however...she is not spayed, her coat is thin and frumpy and she has the overall appearance of a dog who has not led an easy life.

Certainly, this elderly girl never expected to find herself alone in a kennel run, away from everything, and everyone, that she ever knew.


  • County website link here
  • A4675583
  • 626-962-3577 or 626-430-2378

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