Alexis isn't the soft, cuddly puppy in a kennel at the high kill animal shelter in Downey, Calif. everyone wants to hold and kiss. Rather this senior dog hasn't even made it to the pages of available dogs; her cage is messy, she is skinny and scruffy, and really - who wants to bring home an old 13-year-old dog?
Alexis is invisible - is there no one out there to help rescue her? Doesn't Alexis deserve to live and enjoy her senior years? Is growing old for a dog a death sentence?
Sadly, that has become the fate of so many aged canines. In this disposable world, Alexis' former owners may have dumped her back at the very place where they rescued her years ago. Once again Alexis' life hangs by a thread, but this time her arthritis is kicking up a bit, her coat needs a good grooming, and this girl needs some food, additional care, and attention.
A group of volunteers are trying their best to help the Labrador retriever mix. Alexis has been receiving medication for her rear legs; the cold damp floor just doesn't help her arthritis.
She's lonely and afraid, and if you're a dog lover, look into her broken spirit through her expressively sad brown eyes. She doesn't want to die.
According to the Facebook page, which has now raised $700 to help a qualified rescue or person with Alexis' health issues, a microchip has been detected on her. Chances are someone intentionally abandoned her - her overall condition indicates major neglect.
"Kimberly Allen Chapin: She needs a loving foster home or "furever" home ASAP!!! Please if you can, step up asap! This will help save her life!"
Please click here for more information on Alexis, and please share her story with your friends, coworkers, and family.
Alexis' identification number is A3175978. Although she is not showing up as available, she is there and her exit date begins on October 17. Please click here for more information on adopting. You can also contact Kimberly Allen Chapin for additional help.
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