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The stunning 'rescued' dog who was actually dead

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A great deal of confusion has surrounded a stunning, black German shepherd who had been kenneled at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control in Baldwin Park, Calif., since April 20.

On Monday morning, multiple people were given the wrong information from the facility - those who called to inquire about the dog, whose name was "Loki," were told that he was picked up by a rescue agency at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday. The computer did not show any medical notes on his file, and for all intents and purposes, it seemed that Loki was indeed safe.

Unfortunately, the two-year-old dog was actually dead.

Between the time that the paperwork was completed, and the time that someone went to get the dog, Loki had died; the information was not immediately revised in the computer system, and as a result, staff at the facility mistakenly gave out the wrong information.

According to the volunteer who took the photo which is included with this article, Loki was obviously sick when she saw him at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday - he was unwilling to get up from the floor, his breathing was labored and he had no interest in offered treats.

It is unclear what stole this young dog's life so quickly.

Prior story about Loki here.

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