Sweet dog with paralysis to hind legs ‘strayed’ from his home

At the East Valley Animal Shelter, a five-year-old sweet and very friendly dog managed to “stray” from his home. Not discounting that many dogs manage to jump fences, sneak out of their homes or run away from their yards, it is truly puzzling how Chester, who appears to be partially paralyzed in his hind legs and has trouble walking, could be wandering the streets.

Chester’s medical notes include the following information:

1) Nearly complete paralysis of hind limbs, but some limited use when stimulated, appears chronic based on level of muscle wasting – R/O severe IVDD vs trauma vs neoplasia vs other
2) Moderate dental disease


Chester is on the Orange List, and there’s a urgent plea for someone to get him to a private veterinarian. If you can help, or you would like additional information and CHESTER’s records, contact:
Veronica Perry
Animal Care Technician/Life Saving Liaison
W: (213) 435-9152 Call or SMS
E: veronica.perry@lacity.org

Mixed Breed Van Nuys, CA
Adult Male Large
CHESTER – ID #A1942155
“My name is Chester and I am an unaltered male, brown and white Mixed breed. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old. I weigh approximately 32 pounds. I have been at the shelter since Jun 24, 2020. This information is less than 1 hour old. If you choose to adopt this animal you must have him or her examined by your veterinarian within 24 hours. Further veterinary care WILL be required at your expense. For animals under the age of 8 weeks and/or moms with litters, please contact the Center for availability. Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, all animals will be sterilized prior to release.”
Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Phone Number: (888) 452-7381
Fax Number: (818) 756-9110

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