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The heartbreaking reality of a final goodbye ...

For a 5 years old male germ shepherd, the days don’t seem like they will get any easier. His owner didn’t want him anymore, and so he gathered all of his toys, and his beloved dog bed, loaded him into a car, and mercilessly surrendered him to the Lancaster Animal Care Center.

5 years old GSD, who at his young age seems to sense that the stakes are high, can often be found tucked away shaking in his favorite bed, cowering in fear from the noise and chaos that is the Lancaster Animal Care Center. When the lights go out, and everyone goes to sleep, soft and subtle weeping could be heard coming from his kennel space. He cries himself to sleep every night wondering what on earth he did to deserve his new fate. Sad indeed.

Lancaster CA - #A5383533
I don't have a name yet and I'm approximately 5 years old male germ shepherd. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since August 25, 2020. You can visit me at my temporary home L404.

Available for Adoption Date
August 29, 2020

Lancaster Animal Care Center
5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 940-4191

Fidonation, if you or someone you know is interested in giving this pup the forever family he rightfully deserves, please contact the Lancaster Animal Care Center - (661) 940-4191, and reference the shelter ID #A5383533.

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