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Senior Shih Tzu dumped at animal control

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Earlier this week, 13-year-old Max's owner walked into the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Lancaster, Calif., and paid a $10 fee to leave her elderly dog behind.

According to a woman who visits the facility to photograph the dogs who are in need of homes, Max's owner did not shed a tear or show any remorse about what she was doing.

What led up to the woman's decision is unknown - what is known is that Max is in need of a new home, or a rescue agency which is willing and able to take him in.

Elderly dogs are typically not the first choice for potential adopters who visit the aisles of available such, Max will need a helping hand if he is to leave this animal control building alive.


  • ID #A4668110
  • Petharbor link here
  • Age 13 years
  • Breed Shih Tzu
  • Facebook thread here

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