Gentle senior went unnoticed for 10 days at shelter and now closed

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.

Meet Annika:

3.22.2020 UPDATE: The person answering phones today for SEAACA says Annika is now pending pickup on Tuesday. I have no other information and don't know if the rescue/adopter will show. I will share info when I have it. Fingers crossed.💔This gentle senior dog will not make it out alive without us.This is Annika. She is one of the dogs now locked inside SEAACA. Annika is 12 years old and only weighs 23 pounds. She is a gentle, old Queensland Heeler who gets along beautifully with her kennelmates. She was surrendered by her owner. 💔Right now there is no rescue interest in Annika and she has only $50 in pledges for her life.Her heartbreaking medical notes: "thin body condition, corneal changes, worn teeth, senior, reportedly deaf per owner, kennel cough".No one is noticing Annika. We do not know how much more time they will give her. She is already 10 days past due. PLEASE SHARE HER. PLEASE pledge if you can for her life. Pledges are for reputable rescues only.Annika, 20-15982, SEAACA, Downey, CA

Posted by Alissa Branham on Sunday, March 22, 2020

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

(NOTE: By appointment only)

lease see above for ALL needed information regarding Annika.

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