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Elderly dog out of public view because she can't step over gate to adoption area

Roxie
Pat Gregoire

Update 8/20/14: Within hours after the publication of this story, Roxie was put down at the facility. Rest in peace.

On August 11, Roxie, a 12-year-old Rottweiler, became one of the many homeless dogs at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif., when her former guardian surrendered ownership.

The senior dog is currently located in building 4 - which is out of public view. A volunteer who photographs the homeless dogs at the facility wrote the following words to explain why Roxie is not in the adoption area of the animal control facility:

My owner left me here on August 11. available now. Located in bldg 4 only because she couldn't step over the higher gate in the other bldg.

Roxie is an old girl - she has made it to an impressive age for a large breed, but she is not enjoying her senior years in the comfort which she deserves. Unfortunately, very few people walk into an animal control facility seeking out senior dogs.

Roxie needs a safe, loving home - she deserves to be in the company of a guardian who wants to make the last portion of her life as comfortable and happy as possible. In order for that to happen, her information needs to be networked widely.

Information for Roxie:

  • Petharbor link for Roxie here
  • Identification number for Roxie A4744304
  • Age 12 years
  • Owner surrendered on August 11
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control - Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
  • Volunteer photographer noted "Very sweet" when describing Roxie - interested adopters/rescue agencies should inquire about her demeanor at the facility.
  • Facebook thread for Roxie here
  • Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the facility where she is being held; ask for information about animal ID number A4744304

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