When we make a decision to own or adopt a pet, it is a commitment we are making for the rest of their life.
Sadly, in the case of dogs, they do not live very long lives, but it’s important we make the most of the time that we have with them.
When one family’s cocker spaniel was getting too old, instead of taking extra care of her in her last years of life, they surrendered her to the Carson Animal Care Center in Los Angeles, California.
What’s even worse, is the family dropped her off the day after Christmas on December 26. She spent her last Christmas with the only family she ever knew, and her owners removed her collar and lease, muttering “bad girl,” as they walked away.
Carson Care Animal Shelter is doing everything they can to care to Brandy, and help that she gets adopted, even in these later years of her life.
“My name is Brandy and I am described as a spayed female, brown and tan Cocker Spaniel. The shelter thinks I am about 13 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 26, 2016,” the shelter wrote. Sadly, this senior dog is not doing well in the shelter and her sadness has everyone worried.
People fail to understand that dogs are not disposable trash when they get old. It is irresponsible to become a pet parent in the first place if you don’t attend to take care of them for the rest of their life. Way too many senior dogs wind up in shelters.
Hopefully, someone can adopt Brandy, so she has a home for New Years.
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