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Terrified Dog, Held At Shelter For Months, Tries To Make Himself Invisible

Downey, CA – A young dog named Patch is doing his utmost to make himself invisible at the Downey Animal Shelter. Remaining unseen is difficult, especially when his stay at the shelter has been ongoing since October.

An advocate writes:

If Patch was acting like the unafraid playful dog, I’m sure he truly is, he would have been adopted his first day he was available. HE IS A GSD DREAM DOG
Patch, looks like he was loved and cared for and the noisy shelter, sleeping alone, in a kennel is a whole new world FOR THIS LOVE. HE IS trying to curl up in a ball AND BE INVISIBLE.

There are so many homeless dogs in shelters right now…ones who are young, purebred, friendly, and outgoing. Dogs like Patch tend to be bypassed because they do not “show” well in the shelter environment. They are perceived as difficult, and perhaps, even unfriendly.

It is tough for a frightened dog like Patch to find the right person who will be willing to take a chance on him.

Unfortunately, Patch does not have the luxury of time – already he is considered to be “very urgent.” Please share Patch’s information to help save his life.

Patch’s adoption link here.

PATCH – ID#A5591501

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 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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  1. Poor dear dog; I hope he is rescued from that sad place. He and all the others surely deserve great, loving, forever homes, while dog breeders belong in prison for being a burden on society and for felony cruelty to animals. If only justice was true and exact in this world. But their time will come.



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