Life at the high kill Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California, is anything but a cake walk. For one dog, who was surrendered there 120 days ago, she doesn’t look to a bright future anymore. The once jovial and upbeat dog named Dutchess, is a shadow of her past self. The precious pup who greeted shelter visitors with a smile and toothy grin, is now reserved, and sad, retreating to a corner in her kennel space making peace with the fact that the end may be near.
In fact, Dutchess involuntarily traded in her dog toys, and a comfy dog bed, for a cold concrete slab. Carson Shelter advocacy group Saving Carson Shelter Dogs took to their Facebook page and wrote,
“After almost 120 Days in the Shelter she isn’t sure what to do when she is finally taken to the play area. She is pretty scared and unsure and she needs your help now to save her and help her feel safe and loved again. DUTCHESS is incredibly special. Please SHARE for her life, she is VERY special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save her. Thanks!“
A Petharbor listing for Dutchess reads,
“My name is Dutchess and I am described as a spayed female, brown brindle and white German Shepherd Dog. The shelter thinks I am about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 11, 2016.”
The fact that Dutchess has been at the Carson Shelter for 120 days, more time than they usually allow dogs, is a miracle all by itself. She is a shelter favorite, and they are doing everything they can to make sure she has the chance to find a home, before they are forced to do the inevitable.
If you or someone you know is interested in giving this precious pup the forever home she rightfully deserves, please contact the Carson Animal Shelter at (310) 523-9566. When you call, please reference the shelter ID #A4948282. Additionally, please share this story on Facebook or Twitter, so we are closer to finding Dutchess a forever home. We have done it before and can certainly do it again.
[Source Story: Fido4ever ]