Abandoned and left a stray at 16 years old sweet pup begs for a soft bed to live out her life

At the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, California, we meet 16-year-old Tabitha. This sweet dog was abandoned and found crying in the middle of the street. When she arrived at the shelter, her fur was overrun with maggots. The shelter staff has since cleaned her up, but she is a senior and her chances of being adopted are slim.

Soooooo, let’s get some action for her on social media and help her find a soft bed, a safe home, some delicious food and a loving human for however long she still has to live. All lives matter.

I found her crying and going in circles in the road at 4:00 am outside my house. I initially thought she was hit by a car because she would not move.

She would not walk and the only way to get her in the car was to carry her with a blanket. Thank God for other people that stopped and helped and kept her safe until we got her in my car.

It looks like she just has shitty owners. She has MAGGOTS and is arthritic.

I hate asking for help. I know rescues are overwhelmed. But if there is anyone out there that does have space for this senior girl.

According to the shelter, Tabitha is currently in the critical care medical section. She needs to be examined by a private veterinarian. If you are able to help this sweet dog, please contact the shelter at 213.655.7613 or Lucy at 818.756.9324.

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Located At: Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter

Description: My name is Tabitha and I am an unaltered female, tan and white Mixed Breed.

Age: The shelter staff think I am about 16 years old.

Weight: I weigh approximately 38 pounds.

More Info: I have been at the shelter since Sep 13, 2023.

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Location: Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter

Website: www.laanimalservices.com

Phone Number: (888) 452-7381

Address: 14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Please share Tabitha’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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