UPDATE: “With a heavy heart- Sammie suffered multiple seizures and was humanely euthanized on Sunday morning.” The following was posted just a few hours ago: URGENT UPDATE… Sasha Sabbeth: “Sammie is dead. I was just informed that he was humanely euthanized. He had bad seizures last night and this morning. He was suffering. The staff rightfully so felt that this was his best path.. to be free of his suffering. Ayesha Kleinjan had been there at the shelter waiting on line to get him from the puller. She is now devastated as am I. The report through one of the head volunteers was that he was seizing last night and this morning and at approximately 9:00 AM, they made the call to put him out of his suffering. Please comment to as many people as you can on this thread.”
Sammie is only two-years-old; no medical issues have been noted which would interfere with the young dog’s total lack of response as volunteers tempted him with delicious treats and tender scratches behind his ears. On January 31, Sammie had been surrendered to Downey Animal Care, but he was certain his family would be back. And Sammie waited and watched…
Click here for Sammie’s Los Angeles pet listing. Animal ID: A4916015. “My name is Sammie and I’m an approximately 2 year old male pit bull. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since January 31, 2016. I am available on January 31, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at D612.” A volunteer sadly reports the following: “On a personal note; one of the most defeated dogs I have ever seen. Nothing would get him to stand up, not even treats. He was wide awake but he’s completely given up. His family that was supposed to love him, abandoned him.” A Facebook page for Sammie can be found here. Sammie is reported to be a very sweet dog who has taken a “liking” to one of the women and crawls up into her lap whenever he sees her. Volunteers and the staff are working with Sammie, and these compassionate friends don’t give up easily.
Please share Sammie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends, and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and every life is important. Be a responsible pet owner and make sure you can commit to a lifetime of care and love before bringing a pet into your life. One look at Sammie’s face is a sad reminder of all the abandoned, surrendered and neglected pets waiting for their families to return. Tragically that rarely happens. The Downey Animal Care Center is located at 11258 Garfield Avenue in South Gate, California 90280. Phone: (562) 940.6898.
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