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12-year-old shepherd being held in busy animal control, his family never came to retrieve him

A 12-year-old German shepherd mix is being held at a busy California animal control…will anyone come to save him? The dog, dubbed Fletch, arrived at the shelter on January 6 – but his family never came to retrieve him.

Days ago, a Facebook post was made on behalf of the homeless senior dog:

“I will classify him as a gentle old soul with a big heart and a quiet sweetness about him. He loves to make eye contact with those big brown eyes and he takes treats very softly. He’s a senior who should not be here and needs our immediate attention. PLEASE SHARE FLETCH.”

Who purposefully seeks out a dog in the twilight of their life? Will anyone bother to give Fletch a second glance? Right now, this deserving senior dog could use the help of strangers who will share his adoption information – he should be in a home, with a family, not alone in a kennel run.

Petharbor link here:

Western Riverside City/County Animal Shelter
6851 Van Buren Blvd.
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
Ph: (951) 358-PETS (7387)
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

To Adopt, Foster or Rescue, call: (951) 358-7387 email-

For more information about this animal, call:
Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1414497

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