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Depressed and brokenhearted German shepherd returned to high kill shelter

Lobo is extremely thin and depressed. He's only five-and-a-half-years-old; the perfect age to help this dog become a great canine citizen.
Lobo is extremely thin and depressed. He's only five-and-a-half-years-old; the perfect age to help this dog become a great canine citizen.
Saving Carson Shelter Dogs

Lobo is a five-and-a-half-year-old gentle German shepherd who is back at the Carson Shelter in Gardena, California after his owner of five years said he "had trouble containing" his dog. In January, Lobo had fled from his yard, was picked up by Animal Control, but his owner found him at the shelter and had taken the dog home. This time, Lobo was surrendered.

Now the dog just lies there extremely depressed and brokenhearted.

Click here for Lobo's PetHarbor listing. Please refer to A4665651. Sadly, Lobo has been at the shelter since August 1; there is no required "hold period" for surrendered dogs, and he may be euthanized at anytime.

And if Lobo could talk and was asked to give the "Reader's Digest" version of his life, this is what he would most likely tell us:

"My former family who owned me for more than five years had to give me up because they had trouble containing me. 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 begun house training, but I still need some work. I am good on a leash. I seem to get along well with dogs."

Follow Lobo's thread on Facebook by clicking here as humane advocates share this dog's desperate story.

Please make sure to watch his short video; you can judge for yourself how gentle, but depressed this dog is at the shelter.

Additional information can be found by clicking here which includes several posts by volunteers who have already met Lobo.

Please share Lobo's story with your friends, coworkers and family. Pass this message on to someone on your Facebook list, or an acquaintance you know who loves animals. It only takes that one special person to bring that spark of life back to this extremely thin and depressed dog.

If you want to adopt Lobo, but live out of state, go to your local rescue organization, and they will help you adopt him. Be sure to call the shelter, and let them know what you are doing so they can reserve him for you. Ask for Lobo:#A4665651.

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

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. From Friday through Sunday, the shelter is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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