Beautiful senior shepherd at risk after her owner died

A beautiful, senior German shepherd, nine years of age, is at risk at a busy California animal control agency following the death of her owner. According to the Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs Facebook page, Roxy was “due out” on February 4. Now she is considered to be “code red.” The Facebook page posted:

2/20 update ~ Status RED “ON EUTH LIST”

Status YELLOW “Owner died. Geriatric Dog. Rear limb weakness, r/o hip dysplasia/arthritis, degenerative myelopathy (early stages). Dog has 1″ diameter skin mass on the right hip area–appears to be a large, ruptured sebaceous cyst.”

Saving Roxy

Roxy is in a terrible predicament. The person she loved, and the person who loved her, is gone. Now she is relying on strangers to save her life. Anyone who is may consider adopting Roxy should familiarize themselves with degenerative myelopathy and be prepared to deal with the impact of the disease. Roxy needs your help to find that special someone who is willing to provide her with love for the rest of her days – please share this article with her adoption information.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1497703

Rescue department:
Rescue phone: 951-358-7302
Rescue email:

Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal control agency.

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