Blackie arrived at the Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, CA, in a garbage bag. These kinds of situations, sadly, are not that uncommon. The distinction here is that it was her owners who put her in the bag
RESCUED – moved to SAFE Album on 04/17BLACKIE's a sweet senior but her family couldn't afford her so they left her at the Shelter. She was brought with her lower half wrapped in a plastic bag and then she was sitting in an open box because the owner said she was bleeding form a tumor. She needs help FAST!! She's in the medical buidling now! Please SHARE for her life, she's SO sweet and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save her. Thanks!#A4446812 My name is BLACKIE and I'm an approximately 10 year old female Welsh Corgi C.. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 4/15. I will be available on 4/15. You can visit me at my temporary home at C413.My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they couldn't afford the care I need. http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO1.A4446812Carson Shelter, Gardena, California216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pmPHOTO: 1https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/765481423624494/?type=3&theater💚💚 INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. It would save their life! 💚💚
Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Saturday, April 15, 2017
The 10-year-old dog, her sweet black face frosted senior silver, had a bleeding tumor on her tail. Her owners didn’t want to get blood in the car as they took her to the shelter — where they left her.
The homeless pup was given a kennel at the shelter, but she didn’t have to stay long. Volunteers from FFF headed to the shelter to pick her up. Blackie was sweet and friendly, despite all that she’d been through.
“She is eager to please, curious and quickly finds her human’s side in times of uncertainty,” Smíšek said. “But you can tell that her love has not been reciprocated for a long time.”
She found the loving company comforting, it seemed.
“She slept for the entire car ride, and when she arrived at FFF, she wanted to sniff everyone and everything,” Smíšek said.
Volunteers brushed her, bathed her and trimmed her nails. They fed her a good, hearty meal (seen below in this video).
Posted by Frosted Faces Foundation on Monday, April 17, 2017
Through it all, Blackie reveled in the attention, though everyone noticed she seemed to feel pain from her tumor — during bathtime she let everyone know she’d prefer they not touch it.
Soon it won’t be an issue. She’ll be getting good veterinary care and is expected to make a full recovery. Once there, she’ll be up for adoption.
In the meantime, Blackie will get lots of love and attention from the FFF volunteers
“We are privileged to be able to provide Blackie the care she desperately needed, offer the compassion that her family clearly did not qualify her for and we are honored to find her a family that she, FFF and all her virtual supporters will be proud of,” Smíšek said.