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Last call for senior German shepherd found as stray in Long Beach

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Named by her rescuers as Shirley (aka Dixie), this brown and black senior German shepherd dog was found as a stray wandering aimlessly in Long Beach, Calif.

Estimated to be about 12-years-old, her intake photograph with her ears flattened, her eyes averting any human contact, and her general demeanor as a completed defeated lost soul has to be the most heartbreaking site of the day, yet this is the raw tragedy of so many shelter dogs.

Since Feb. 2, Dixie (#A515677) has been living in a concrete kennel at the Long Beach Animal Care Services.

Please click here for her PetHarbor link.

For anyone who has the pleasure of having a senior dog, their loyalty is unsurpassed. All they want is some attention, good food, a soft spot to rest their aching bodies, and a place to be loved until it is time to say goodbye as their human companion holds them close.

Click here on Facebook for more on Shirley.

Funds have been pledged for Shirley's rescue, however after 1,200 shares, no one has volunteered to help. At this time, there is little information about her.

Please click here for Shirley's pledges. Because she has not been assessed, Shirley is only available to a rescue organization.

Long Beach Animal Care is located at 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach, Calif. 90515. Please call (562) 570-7387.

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To think that Shirley has nothing familiar in her shelter and