Senior dog’s journey should not end alone and scared at crowded shelter

Quincy is a senior German shepherd who arrived at the SEAACA shelter in Downey, California. He likely had a hard time walking into the shelter – his right hind leg isn’t working quite like it should. Sadly, no one wants to adopt him; there have been no offers, and he is now labeled “Code Red.”

A shelter volunteer tells Quincy’s heartbreaking story:

“This is not where your journey should end, Quincy. Broken, alone & scared…And the shelter knew when they saw Quincy walk in that no one was going to adopt him…

Quincy was immediately placed on the shelter Code Red list. They will not keep him much longer.

Quincy is a 95 pound senior German Shepherd with right hind leg lameness. The shelter says he does not like it when they restrain him. Quincy likely knows they aren’t going to take him anywhere good.”

Adoption information

20-18983 is a brown/black, male adult dog, that weighs approximately 95 lbs. He was impounded on 5/28/2020 from the City of Vernon.

Available for adoption holds on 5/28/2020. Adoption holds can be placed by calling 562-803-3301 between the hours of 11:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday – Friday and 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday. Adoption availability date 6/2/2020.

Please note the shelter has not been testing the dogs, however do make notes if they observe the dog exhibits any dog aggressive behavior. Quincy does not have any notes indication any observed dog aggression, however anyone interested in adopting him should call the shelter for detailed information.

As of Saturday, Quincy still remains at the shelter alive. Multiple calls have been made to check on him, and although more than a thousand people continue to share this dog’s plight, there has been no interest in adopting him. The shelter reopens on Tuesday morning. Pledges are only for reputable foster-based 501c3 rescues

Share this dog’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. He is available for adoption to the public. Sharing saves lives.

All information should be verified by the shelter. Make sure to reference 20-18983.

9777 Seaaca Street
Downey, CA 90241

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