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Family, not up for the responsibility, surrenders 13-year-old dog to shelter

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A 13-year-old Australian shepherd has suddenly found himself without a home after his family of five years decided that they were no longer up to for the responsibilities of dog ownership.

The senior dog, named "Coco," is now locked away in a kennel run at the Carson Animal Care Center in Gardena, Calif., after being surrendered on June 28. On the Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, the following information has been posted about Coco:

Sweet COCO is 13 and was left by his family. He is now Rescue Only. He needs help. Please keep SHARING for a Foster/Rescue. COCO is 13 and left by his family yesterday because they weren't up to the responsibility of having a pet anymore.

He is very special, please take a look at his Video and SHARE this sweet boy. Thanks!

A4727441 My name is Coco and I'm an approximately 13 year old male aust shepherd. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since June 28, 2014. I am available on June 28, 2014. You can visit me at my temporary home at C133.

Additional information about Coco:

They said that I seem to be good with small children. I am housetrained. I am good on a leash. I have advanced obedience skills. I seem to get along well with dogs.

Please take a moment to share Coco's information:

  • Petharbor link for Coco here
  • Video link for Coco here
  • Facebook thread for Coco here
  • COCO - ID#A4727441
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carson at (310) 523-9566
  • All inquiries about this dog should be directed to the animal control facility

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