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No interest in homeless 'skin and bones' senior dog

Lonely kennel run
Lonely kennel run
Screen shot via video from Facebook

An elderly German shepherd mix is growing increasingly depressed within the confines of his stark kennel run at the Los Angeles County Animal Control in Gardena, Calif., where he has been held since July 31.

Depressed and alone
Screen shot

There is little to be happy about for a 12-year-old dog who has found himself without a home, or a family, in the twilight of his life. Despite the networking efforts of hundreds of people, and a previous article highlighting the dog's sad plight, the elderly canine remains at the busy, high-intake animal control facility where he is surrounded by the barks and howls from other distressed dogs.

There is little information about the senior dog, whose true name is unknown. On August 2, the Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, wrote the following words about the 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.

Please take a moment to network on behalf of this elderly dog - life does not appear to have been easy for 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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