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Heartbreak! Floofy, Young Dog Out Of Time At California Animal Shelter

Update 7/4/2023: Thunder is safe – he was adopted! Thanks to everyone who helped network his adoption information. 

Downey, CA – A floofy, young dog is out of time at a busy California animal shelter and it is heartbreaking. His name is Thunder, and he is listed as a two-year-old Malamute. Thunder was taken in at the Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey facility on June 4, and in just a day, a full month will have passed with no one coming forward to save his life.

Days ago, a shelter advocate issued a plea on Thunder’s behalf, writing:

He Sat in place for me. He’s just the prettiest boy.

He’s only 50 pounds He’s all poof. #poof

Thunder# A5558601 2yrs male black & white Siberian husky mix 50 lbs.

stray on 06/04/23


Thunder is handsome, young, and deserving of the life that he should be living. He most definitely does not deserve to be walked to a back room of the shelter where his life will be ended.

You can help make a life-saving difference in Thunder’s life by sharing his adoption information. Networking SAVES lives! You never know who will be in the position to help.

Find Thunder’s adoption profile here.

ID# A5558601
Located At: Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey
Description: My name is Thunder.
I am described as a male, black and white Alaskan Malamute.
Age: The shelter thinks I am about 2 years and 1 month old.

Downey Animal Care Center
11258 Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
Phone: (562) 940-6898

Note: All inquiries about this dog must be made directly to the animal shelter. Animal Victory is NOT the point of contact and has no affiliation with this dog, or this shelter. Thank you!



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    • I am not the shelter – just a writer trying to bring attention to shelter and rescue dogs in need. Dogs sit in shelters for days, weeks, months, and even years – nobody pays much attention until they are out of time and facing death.

    • It seems they’re doing that everywhere, without much chance left for a happy ending for these poor pups. You’d think with the shelters’ histories of knowing it takes time to adopt that they would post weeks earlier. Are dopes running these shelters? Without any notice these dogs miss out. So unfortunate.



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