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Owner dies and family rejects elderly dog who now sits in a shelter

Taco
Taco
Desperate dogs of Long Island FB Page

Update 6/21/14: Taco has been adopted! Thanks to everyone who networked his information.

A senior Jack Russell terrier named "Taco," is homeless and housed at a Long Island, N.Y., animal shelter. Taco, who is estimated at twelve years of age, was initially picked up as a stray, but family was eventually found.

According to the Facebook page, Desperate dogs of Long Island, the family member who came to the shelter left without taking the senior dog back home. The following information was posted about the sad situation:

Found as a stray, his ''owner'' came in a week later- he said Taco was his father's dog, and his father died. He then took one look at Taco, said ''you can keep him.'' and promptly left.

They added:

And now, Taco joins the list of many ''unwanteds'' at the shelter, and he waits....in a cage.
Taco is indifferent towards other dogs, and due to his arthritis, a home with older children or adults is preferred. He needs a home without cats, and this shelter also requires a meet and greet.

Please take a moment to network on behalf of this homeless senior:

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