Sorry to all who have followed my blog in the past. I've been going through a lot of personal transitions and have not had the bandwidth to update the blog. Well, now that I'm settling in and getting back to better than normal, I'm ready to start blogging again!
Lot's of changes and developments have been going on in Los Angeles' shelters and rescues. Best Friends has just got the go ahead to open an adoption center at the Mission Hills LAAS center. That could be a great thing for LA. Let's hope so!
Today, I have a great dog that my friend and shelter volunteer, Mirja has written about. She has contributed so many dog profiles to this blog in the past and I hope that continues. Thanks Mirja!
THE STORY OF A SENIOR DOG!
This is the story of so many senior dogs. Once upon a time he had a family. For 5 years he knew who they were and he knew who he was. He had a home and a bed of his own and he thought that he was important to them but he was wrong! On August 1, 2011 they turned their 12 yr. old dog in to the West Los Angeles Shelter. They said they were moving and they didn't want him anymore! He never will understand why he couldn't be included in those plans. He became yet another disposable senior dog!
Mac is a 12 yr. old neutered German Shepherd/Staffordshire terrier mix. His coat is brown brindle and he is quite thin as you can see in this very unflattering photograph of him. He weighs only 40 lbs. so he needs some good food and treats to help fatten him up.
Mac is a sweetheart of a dog. He is very friendly and he gets along real well with people and with other dogs. He is very playful and responsive and as a bonus he is even housebroken.
Mac, like any senior dog, yearns to be a part of a family. He dreams of spending the last days of his life in the comfort of a loving family and a soft bed. Sadly his age and his breed may not make those dreams come true but he keeps hoping and he will never give up. His tail keeps on wagging. Surely there is someone out there who will look at his sweet face and fall in love with him and then he will have a home again - this time forever! Please don't let the shelter be his last home - please!!
West LA City Shelter 310-207-3266 Tues-Sat 8-5, Sun 11-5
11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Contact: Samantha Westbrook, NEW HOPE COORDINATOR
213-485-0494 / CELL 213-792-5811 firstname.lastname@example.org.