After 20 Years Of Companionship, She Abandons Him Because Of His Age

Andrea A.

Certain pet owners, considering their companions too old, too sick, too much hassle, choose to get rid of them without thinking twice. That's sadly what happened to Sonoma, a 20-year-old Cocker Spaniel. On April 18, a woman brought the adorable pooch into the Carson Animal Care Center, located in Gardena, California. A volunteer at the shelter explained:

Sonoma spent his entire life with the woman that just left him at the shelter. She felt he was too old and she would come home to find him swimming in the pool because he is DEAF and BLIND! He is completely confused about what is happening to him; it must be so scary.
Shelter PhotoPublié par Frosted Faces Foundation sur mercredi 19 avril 2017

Posted on the site, Pet Rescue Report, Sonoma's story rapidly spread, and thankfully, the adorable Cocker Spaniel only had to spend one night at the shelter, although it must have felt incredibly long, before being saved by the Frosted Faces Foundation.

"Uh oh! What is this about?"Publié par Frosted Faces Foundation sur mercredi 19 avril 2017

Once at the organization's shelter, Sonoma got a nice warm bath. Veterinarians cleaned his ears, which were infected after a lack of care. The adorable dog then pounced on his little bed for a well-deserved nap.

Sleep tight, Grampa. xoPublié par Frosted Faces Foundation sur mercredi 19 avril 2017

Sonoma will live out his days here, surrounded by love and affection after being abandoned by the person he shared his life with for so long. To help the Frosted Faces Foundation, click here to make a donation.If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

H/t: I heart dogs

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