Smokey gave up: No one stops to see big black dog at shelter


Smokey gave up! The beautiful black dog no longer runs to the front of the kennel at Southeast Animal Control Authority (SEACCA) in Downey, California. He has learned there is no point.

A shelter volunteer sums up Smokey’s past, present and likely future.

“No one stops to see the big, black dog in the shelter. No one says – look how cute! No one says – maybe this one!…”

Smokey’s age is estimated to be between one and five years. He weighs 42 pounds and has no known medical issues. When he first arrived the shelter described him as “skittish” however he was later moved to the adoptable kennels in the front of the shelter.

“Sadly it is unlikely to matter if he is in the front or not. And Smokey knows that. Tomorrow Smokey will be 2 weeks past due. Smokey will die for no other reason than no one wants him.”

Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Animal advocates actually do see Smokey and want all of us to fight for his life. Doesn’t he deserve better?

For more information, contact the SEACCA. 

Make sure to reference Smokey #20-14629.




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    carol micek

    What a beautiful dog /or I should say handsome dog .Hard to believe no one has adopted him. I love black dogs,black is just a color,I had a black Schipperke and great dog. The only I found is that at night they are hard to see must have a light or a flashlight to see them,but I had trouble in the snow seeing my American Eskie who was white. Please someone come forward and get him out. Would be perfect for any family.

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    Donna Hess

    they need to give him more time. He is young, healthy and beautiful it would
    be so wrong to kill him. There has to be a rescue or person out there that can get him. I shared and am praying

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    Mary Moomey

    I will take him! I live in Michigan and have no way to get to California. Black dogs are my favorite. If I had a way to get to him I would in a heart beat!!

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