Junior is safe. Her family was able to work things out and they came back to get her as soon as they could. It’s a happy ending.
Junior’s mom loved her very much. So when she left Junior at the shelter, she broke out in tears. Junior, too, was horribly shaken and traumatized. She lay in her kennel, nose to the door, silently crying. She is destroyed emotionally, and she urgently needs to be out of the shelter.
In this video, it’s obvious that Junior is just heartbroken to be separated from her family. This video was taken moments after her “mom” left here there, crying. Junior lay by the kennel door, her nose plastered to the bottom of it, desolate. Her mom said her living situation left her no option but to leave Junior at the shelter. While the separation is hard on both, for Junior, the separation could very well mean death.
The video taken a bit later shows Junior lying listlessly on the bed in the kennel. She looks at the volunteer, but does not wag her tail. She is still heartbroken, and if you look carefully at the video, you can see her trembling. Once Junior is adopted by a loving family, she will be a wonderful dog. Her family said that she is good with small children, housebroken, good on a leash, and good with other dogs.
However, Carson Animal Care Center does not care about what the former owners say. They insist that before a pit bull can be adopted to a family, even if the dog appears sweet and gentle, the dog must have a temperament test. The temperament test much be requested in person by an interested party. Without a temperament test, Junior can be killed at any time. In spite of her wonderful notes from her family. A foster offer would save her life!
Please share Junior’s story. She is only two years old, and she is beautiful. She was loved, so being in a shelter is even more stressful and agonizing than for those who weren’t treated well. She will die unless a temperament test is requested. She urgently needs networking.
There may be more information on her Facebook thread. Her current status should be available on her PetHarbor page. Junior is ID#A4913518. She is located at the Carson Animal Care Center, 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. She is in kennel C304. The shelter phone number is (310) 523-9566. Shelter hours are Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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