On Wednesday, September 9, Shorty arrived at Downey Animal Care Center in a cardboard box. A 17-year-old dachshund who has no idea why he is no longer home and why his family deserted him, was discarded as if he were just yesterday’s trash placed outside next to the curb. Fortunately, he was brought to a shelter.
Click here for Shorty’s Los Angeles County adoption listing. Animal ID: A4875966
“My name is Shorty and I’m an approximately 17 year old male dachshund. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since September 9, 2015. I am available on September 9, 2015. You can visit me at my temporary home at D726.” A Facebook page for Shorty can be found by clicking here.
As angry as advocates and rescuers may be, it is of prime importance to concentrate on Shorty’s short term placement with an approved rescue organization or someone experienced with senior dogs to either foster or adopt. Since Shorty was never neutered, he might have been urinating in the house, and his owners didn’t care enough to address his senior problems. Advocates are currently pledging donations for an approved rescue organization. According to the shelter, Shorty will be given a medical examination on Thursday and then be ready for adoption. For more information about this dog, interested adopters are encouraged to call Downey Animal Care Center Dispatch @ (562) 940-6898. All calls for animal care centers are routed through the Communication Center/Dispatch.