How would anyone be able to ever keep their puppy for a considerable length of time and afterward one day choose he/she was “excessively old”? That’s precisely what occurred at the Lancaster Animal Care Center in Los Angeles in August. The proprietors dumped him off at the asylum and said he’s excessively old. Choco is a 13-year-old Chihuahua blend. He unquestionably wasn’t a spring chicken, yet he was still adorable. The staff kept him on the therapeutic watch where it is much more tranquil and relaxing.
That is one of the hardest things for senior canines when they come into the shelter. It’s so uproarious and busy. They simply require a calm place to rest. The issue was in this area of the haven nobody could ever observe Choco. This made his chances of finding a new home very unlikely. But when photographer Rita Earl showed up at the shelter one day to take pictures this was Choco’s big break. Rita adored little Choco. “HE WAS ONE OF FOUR DOGS WHO WERE IN MEDICAL THAT DAY,” EARL BLACKWELL TOLD THE DODO.
“THE THING THAT STOOD OUT TO ME ABOUT HIM WAS NOT ONLY HOW QUIET HE WAS AND HOW SWEET HE WAS, BUT HE HAD VERY WORRIED EYES.” “WHEN I ASKED THE ATTENDANT WHAT WAS MEDICALLY WRONG WITH HIM, THEY TOLD ME THAT HE WAS BROUGHT IN BY HIS OWNERS, AND HIS OWNERS STATED THAT HE WAS TOO OLD, AND THEY DIDN’T WANT HIM ANYMORE,” EARL BLACKWELL ADDED.“SO HE DIDN’T COME IN WITH A BROKEN BONE OR ANYTHING PHYSICALLY WRONG WITH HIM.
HE WAS JUST TOO OLD FOR THEM, SO THEY LEFT HIM BEHIND AT THE SHELTER, WHICH IS ALWAYS VERY SAD BECAUSE … HE’S IN A STRANGE PLACE WITHOUT HIS FAMILY THAT HE’S KNOWN.” This face looks very worried but rest assured that Choco loved the attention he was getting from Rita and the volunteers. She renamed him Toast. Now the photographer is happy she went to the shelter that day. “I met a lot of dogs that day, but when I came home that night, he stayed on my mind,” she said. “I was praying that he’d find somebody, and then this rescue group took him. It’s one of my favorite rescue groups — I love the work that they do … so for them to take him, it was extra joy for me.”