Two elderly dogs are homeless today after their family opted to keep some dogs, but surrender the seniors to a shelter in North Carolina. An advocate shares the plight of the senior dogs, writing:
I was contacted by the Carteret Co NC shelter…they try so hard to find homes and rescues for the animals that come into their care.
They have a 15 yr old labby girl and her 20 yr old friend that had been surrendered…in fact AC was called to come get the dogs…and these people still have small dogs they kept, but it was time for the old dogs to go….so sad.
Sharing additional information about the elderly duo:
Any room for a really old girl? Just to give her a little love at the end… Audrey is reported to be 15….she definitely has arthritis and walks stiffly. I would assume she has never had any meds to help her with this issue. She also has a tumor on the back leg, and some skin tags. Amazingly, she is negative for heart worms.
The owners report Audrey is good with other dogs, animals and kids. She is around 60 lbs.
She was surrendered with her 20 year old friend Bobo…he looks like a small lab golden mix…maybe around 40 lbs. He is also heartworm neg. He does not look 20 so who knows what age he really is….he is very cute.
These two friends were the outside dogs…and now have been thrown away…
Anyone interested in learning more about these homeless seniors is encouraged to contact the animal shelter:
Contact info is
Carteret Co Animal Shelter
853 Hibbs Road
Newport, NC 28570