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Owner surrenders 14-year-old retriever mix to busy animal control

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Locked away in a lonely kennel run is a 14-year-old golden retriever mix who lost her home, and all that was once familiar to her, when she was given up by her family.

The dog, named "Kyoko," lost her home and family on July 31 - the day that she was surrendered, for reasons unknown, to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Baldwin Park, Calif. The elderly dog's prior family is gone and now, she is left waiting, and wondering, what happens next.

A shelter volunteer, who takes photos of the dogs who are in need of homes, wrote the following words about Kyoko:

My name is Kyoko. I am a very friendly 14 yr old spayed female brown Golden Retriever mix (Shepherd mix?). My owner left me here on July 31. available 8/4/14. Sweet girl! she gets around really well; very thin. has a good appetite.

Elderly dogs who are surrendered in their twilight years often inspire disbelief and anger from those who cannot wrap their head around the notion of such an act. Regardless of the reason behind Kyoko's surrender is the more important issue at hand - finding and securing a new guardian or rescue agency.

Please take a moment to network Kyoko's information:

  • Petharbor link for Kyoko
  • Identification number A4740167
  • Facebook thread for Kyoko here
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control - Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
  • Age 14 years
  • Spayed
  • Please direct ALL inquiries about this dog to the facility where she is being held; ask for information about animal ID number A4740167

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