Ebony sits by the outside bars watching for her family to come and get her from the shelter. She is still looking out the bars for her family — waiting in vain for them to realize their mistake and come and get her and Papa, the dog she was dumped with. Her tail is down and her whole body shakes in terror. Drool hangs down from her mouth, and she will not look at the person gently calling her. She is truly a dog in shock, and she is not doing well in the shelter.
She can’t seem to believe that she and Papa were dumped after seven years. Watch her video and cry as you see her shaking in fear and despair. Even more heartbreaking is the video taken a week later of her. Ebony needs a temperament test requested in person at the shelter. Without a temperament test, she cannot be adopted, but only pulled by rescue. The volunteers really feel that Ebony and Papa need to be adopted together. Their bond is apparent. Papa sits by the door to his kennel watching Ebony. It’s horrible that they were not kenneled together since they lived together for seven years.
In fact, both dogs were adopted from the county shelter together seven years ago. Their owner said he was having “problems,” and that is why he was surrendering them, but those problems might very well result in these two wonderful senior dogs getting killed. And they don’t even have the comfort of each other until that time.
Please share their story! They are urgently in need of foster or rescue. If Ebony gets a temperament test, they could be adopted together. A foster offer in the LA area would save their lives. They have already been at the shelter too long. The fact that they are both seniors, and that Ebony is so very unhappy, will get them killed quicker.
There may be more information on Papa’s Facebook thread and Ebony’s Facebook thread. They also have a joint Facebook thread. Papa’s current status will be on his PetHarbor page, and Ebony’s current status will be on her PetHarbor page. Ebony is ID#A4204665. Papa is ID#A4204792. They both are already spayed/neutered, and are around seven years old. Their kennels are next door to each other — C302 and C303.
They are located at the Carson Animal Care Center, 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. The phone number is (310) 523-9566. The shelter is open 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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