This is the story of Chuchi, who was not home for Christmas.
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On December 23rd, a miniature poodle named Chuchi was surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center in Gardena, California. And since then, Chuchi’s only source of comfort has been from the last remaining piece of his former home and family: this little bed.
The 13-pound pup has barely moved from this spot. The shelter is a strange, frightening place for Chuchi, filled with unfamiliar smells and loud noises.
At six years old, Chuchi has already been rejected from two homes. He was with his most recent family for just over a year, but they had to move and decided to do so without him. He likes to spend most of his time indoors, and seems to get along well with whomever he meets, including small children, but this shy guy should be the only pet in the house. Clearly, he is a very sensitive sweetheart with a deep capacity for love–and heartbreak.
Chuchi is at a shelter where they must eventually euthanize dogs due to limited room and resources. Let’s find him a home!
Please know that his story is not unique. There are millions of dogs just like Chuchi who are heartbroken and in need of a home, with no idea what they did to deserve this abandonment. And there are millions more–about 1.2 million a year, according to the ASPCA–who get euthanized because of the overflow. Imagine sweet, healthy dogs like Chuchi, getting euthanized just because someone gave them up and the shelter ran out of room.
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For more information on Chuchi:
- Visit Chuchi’s Carson Animal Care page
- Visit Chuchi’s Facebook page
- Call Los Angeles County Animal Control, Carson/Gardena: (310) 523-9566
- Address: 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
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And please, browse the other adoptable friends on the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Animal Care and Control website. Also, check out Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook page, which gives updates on Carson Shelter animals and shares the stories of newcomers.
Not from California? That’s okay! There are animals that need you, right where you live! Browse Petfinder to find adoptable pets near you, or Google your local shelter or humane society.