Thursday, February 15, 2007
Today's Rescue - Lobo
A girl I met yesterday told me that she had just rescued a 12-year-old golden retriever mix with hip problems from the Pasadena Humane Society. She rescues senior dogs and brings them home - that's her thing. "No old dog should have to live out their last years lying on cold cement," she told me. I couldn't agree more.
This handsome old labrador retriever is called Lobo and is 10 years old. He has been at North Central for over a month and clearly has old-dog hips, although the last few times I've seen him he's been perfectly willing to hobble down to the bars to accept a biscuit from my hand. Actually, with the distinguished grey hairs on his muzzle, he looks like he should be smoking a pipe, wearing one of those Sherlock Holmes black-and-tan checkered capes and a deerstalker cap.
Anyway, Lobo shouldn't be in a shelter. Nikki Audet of The Mutt Scouts took him out to the socialization area and snapped some great pictures of him sitting on a patch of grass, clearly happy to be out of his cage. Here's a LINK to the flyer she made for him. He really needs a nice rescuer who can offer him a soft bed for his bad hips and maybe a yard so he can sit on the grass. Is that so much to ask for an old guy?
Lobo has been redlisted at North Central and needs help ASAP.
LOBO the lab
North Central shelter (in Lincoln Heights off the 110 freeway)
For more information, call 213.485.8855 or 888.452.7381 or go to www.laanimalservices.com