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Emaciated, elderly German shepherd mix depressed at animal control facility

On July 31, an elderly German shepherd mix was taken in at a busy, high intake animal control facility in southern California.

Emaciated, senior dog in need of a home
Screen shot via video from Facebook
Senior in need of a new home
Via Facebook/Saving Carson Dogs

The 12-year-old dog, known at the facility simply by his identification number A4740069, is in poor condition - in fact, he is so thin that nearly every bone in his old body is clearly visible. On August 2, the Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, wrote the following words about this depressed senior:

He is 12 yrs old and skin and bones but you can still see how gorgeous he is. This sweet guy really needs some help. He is so defeated he would barely make any eye contact and would only lift his head for a second to get this photo. Please take another look at this gentle beauty and SHARE, he deserves to know what it feels like to be loved.

A video captured at the facility reveals the depth of the unnamed dog's depression - he refuses to lift his head and appears to be trying to shut out the distressed barks and howls from the other impounded dogs who surround him. Finding comfort within a sterile, unfamiliar animal control kennel run is difficult, if not impossible.

Please take a moment to network this elderly dog's information - he deserves to spend his final time alive in the comfort of a home, in the company of someone who loves him.


  • Petharbor link here
  • Identification number A4740069
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carson at (310) 523-9566
  • Facebook thread here
  • Link to video on Facebook here
  • Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
    216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
    310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm - 7pm, F-SU - 10am - 5pm

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