At the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEACCA) in Downey, California, a 12-year-old gentle Queensland Heeler was walked into the shelter and surrendered. What was going on in her owner’s mind baffles everyone, but this is a senior dog who desperately needs help.
Annika is 12-years-old and weighs 23 pounds. Volunteers describe her as gentle and a dog who gets along with her kennel mates. Her medical notes include the following:
“thin body condition, corneal changes, worn teeth, senior, reportedly deaf per owner, kennel cough.”
Animal advocates have pledged funds, which will be paid to an approved 501c3 rescue organization when Annika is safely out of the shelter. There has been more than $500 in pledges. A foster situation would help. Because she is a senior dog and not likely to find someone who would want to adopt her, a rescue is likely to be looking for a permanent foster able to give Annika the care and love she deserves.
As of Sunday afternoon, SEACCA reported Annika is pending pickup on Tuesday, however no details have been given. It is not known who they are or even if they will show up at the shelter. Until then please help to share Annika with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We can only hope.
Meanwhile, follow Annika’s plight here.
Annika, 20-15982, Downey, California
SEAACA Shelter: (562) 803-3301. Downey, CA. T-F: 11AM-6PM, Sat 10-5 www.seaaca.org
(NOTE: By appointment only)
lease see above for ALL needed information regarding Annika.