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ACTION! NETWORK! Volunteer Favorite - Gentle, Blind German Shepherd Left At Downey, CA Animal Control - National Dogs | Examiner


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animals In Shelters, German Shepherds In Shelters, Downey Animal Control, Gentle Blind German Shepherd Boca Needs , ACTION! )

Michelle
- 265 days ago - examiner.com
This volunteer and staff favorite walks beautifully on leash and follows your voice as he stays close to your side. He is calm and because of his blindness he prefers slow introductions to other dogs. We think he will be good with children! PLEASE HELP!



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Michelle S. (457)
Monday November 4, 2013, 10:42 pm
Share far and wide!

From the article:

On Oct. 12, Boca, a five-year-old German shepherd, was left at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facility in Downey, Calif.

The following information was shared about Boca:

This volunteer and staff favorite walks beautifully on leash and follows your voice as he stays close to your side.

He is calm and because of his blindness he prefers slow introductions to other dogs. We think he will be good with children who understand that he cant see and are mature enough not to surprise him.

Boca is a total sweetheart and will make a fabulous indoor pet and best friend for an individual or family living in a private home.

Please take a moment to network on behalf of this handsome boy, who has wound up in a frightening predicament, which is far beyond his control.

Petharbor link here
Facebook thread here
Shelter #(562) 940-6898
ID#A4642347
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (153)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:24 pm
Noted & Shared on several Websites. Also forwarded to family & friends.
Thanks so much for posting Michelle.
 

iveta cer (71)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:08 pm
Poor Boca :( I hope he will be adopted ASAP , I wish to be there and take him home with me , thank you Michelle
 

naomi cohen (60)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:18 pm
thank you michelle. i am disgusted once again with humanity. who could do this? this is such a heart-breaker, and i pray a good soul will rescue this beautiful baby.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:20 pm
How can anyone be so cruel and leave him at the shelter, he has such a sweet face and the poor baby is blind too, you would have to have no heart to do something like that!

Boca, may the Almighty give you a family that will love you forever.
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:32 pm
What a gorgeous boy, could a German Shepherd private rescue group be contacted to take him and foster him?
 

Shirley S. (172)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:40 pm
I think that efforts being made to save this gentle dog will succeed.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:44 pm
Shared. I hope he is adopted.
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 4:04 pm
noted and shared!!!!! hopping the best for this bellissimo angioletto!!!!!!!!!!grazie !!!!
 

Val R. (230)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 4:41 pm
Thanks - shared/
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:03 pm
Heart breaking that his owner would abandon him to a shelter when he is blind & needs his family to care & love him for who he is! I will forward to my friends to help Boca find his forever loving family! Thanks Michelle for posting Boca's story.
 

tasunka m. (333)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:14 pm
noted helplessly
thanks Michelle
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:21 pm
noted & .shared
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:02 pm
Noted Tks. Boca...I hope that Special Someone will Adopt Sweet Boca...
 

Sandi C. (237)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:11 pm
forwarding to friends.
 

Dave C. (213)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:17 pm
beautiful dog...lets hope he gets the help and home he needs
 

Laurie S. (73)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:55 pm
Great to post and share!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:18 pm
I hope to hear good news of Boca's being adopted into a very loving home soon.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (222)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:26 pm
Noted! I call on everyone to pray for this precious animal, to be adopted ASAP!!! Boca is beyond beautiful. So come on Calli folk's lets get busy!!!
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:03 am
Poor darling Boca - am praying frantically that he will get rescued in time and find a family who will take care of him and love hiim!
 

John Wesen (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:05 am
Shared.
Any way to donate to help?
 

EnaLOVESu S. (240)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:46 am
Everyone in California who can rescue him is aware of Boca, especially the german shepherd rescues and lovers. There is someone from out of state who wants to adopt him and the shelter is aware. He is a rescue only because he is blind, meaning that a rescue has to pull him, so I don't think that will happen. However Best Friends Rescue/No Kill LA met Boca yesterday. They are talking about a plan to get him into they Sanctuary in Utah. Which is great news!!!!!
They have the means, place to give Boca all he needs and plus get him the perfect home.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday November 11, 2013, 1:14 am
Shared
The facebook page about Boca is here.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=441120379331221&set=a.364523946990865.1073741832.134905989952663&type=1&theater

Also Boca is at Downey (high kill Shelter) in California
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:04 am
Noted in hope someone living in the US will see this!!! Fingers crossed!!!
Thanks Michelle
 

Nils Anders Lunde (531)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:44 am
Noted
 

Pam B. (18)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:45 am
Please keep us updated on this, thanks Michelle.
 

. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:28 am
Boca is still seeking adoption, my hope for him is very high
Thank you so much Michelle
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:15 am
SHARED ON MY FB WALL.
 

Laura Ricci (171)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:35 am
shared
 

Terrie Williams (761)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:48 am
Shared and noted. I hope she gets a furever home soon.
 

Sara P. (53)
Monday November 11, 2013, 9:08 am
I will shared with all my contacts, thanks a lot wonderful Michelle!
 

. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:01 am
last news for FB one hour ago:
Downey Animal Care Center We are working on getting him transported now. We would like to see him medically treated and handled by a professional before adoption. Trust us when we say that we had no idea that BF would be an option for him. We took him to a NKLA/Best Friends event last Saturday and one of the BF founders was there and met Boca. They can help Boca in a way we never dreamed possible.

Downey Animal Care Center A private adopter is in his future for sure. All of you that post and pledge for the Downey dogs are total angels!

the hope are increasinfg for this poor Boca
 

. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:49 am
Will share. Ty Michelle and Curzio for the upodate. Let's pray......
 

Rhonda W. (390)
Monday November 11, 2013, 11:13 am
Noted and shared
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Monday November 11, 2013, 1:03 pm
I so hope this beautiful dog gets a great home before it's too late. If I lived there I'd have him in a heartbeat!!'
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Monday November 11, 2013, 1:39 pm
I so hope that if no one else can adopt Boca he can go to BF. Glad to hear he is getting needed medical treatment. Bless all who are helping.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:18 pm
sharing...........
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:25 pm
& shared. Thank You so much, Michelle ~
 

A F. (130)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:36 pm
signed, noted, hope he can find someone to love him
 

EnaLOVESu S. (240)
Monday November 11, 2013, 2:52 pm
RESCUED!! :)
 

Michelle S. (457)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:08 pm
Hi Ena. Where did you see he was rescued? I do see on the FB thread that Best Friends No Kill LA showed interest in him and now there is talk of taking him to their sanctuary in Kanab Utah.

Can you please give some details on this Ena? I am not a FB member----thanks.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:17 pm
Noted and shared...so heartbreaking, ty Michelle and Mari for forwarding,
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:23 pm
Noted.
 

Jo S. (481)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:27 pm
Noted and shared on facebook. I hope Boca finds a forever home very sone!
Thanks Michelle and Mari for the forward.
 

Gulia E. (31)
Monday November 11, 2013, 3:28 pm
shared
 

Val R. (230)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:01 pm
Already shared- thanks -
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:08 pm
If someone adopts this baby ,they will be one of the richest people in this world.
5 yrs old - so young and I hope he gets back adopted fast!!

Thank you all who have shared this and posted it everywhere.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:08 pm
Thanks
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:10 pm
Ena S Monday November 11, 2013, 2:52 pm
RESCUED!! :)

Is he rescued??
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:14 pm
Shared on my Google acount!
 

Winn Adams (190)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:14 pm
Shared. Please give us an update on his situation now. Thanks.
 

Laetitia SCHARTNER (176)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:15 pm
noted, I would like to adopt them all!!!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:19 pm
Thank you both, Michelle and Rhonda! (s, n, p, t)
 

Helmut H. (30)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:24 pm
Noted & shared, thanks Michelle!
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thank you Curzio B. I'm sorry. I can't help them.
I can't help them. I can't speak English. She'il not understand my good. How else I can help you. I can't in my house. I don't live a regular life. Losing the freedom of the people of my country. I am unhappy. Street Street protest March.
 

Maricruz Lopez (71)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:54 pm
DEFINITELY SHARED!!
 

Neill Abayon (735)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:06 pm
Noted and shared.
 

Michelle S. (457)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:11 pm
From FB thread:

Downey Animal Care Center:

Boca is VERY safe! We also contacted Michelle who wants to adopt him and had a great phone conversation with her. Thank you all! You are great!!!

The "Michelle" they are talking about is not me---I believe she lives in Delaware. In any event, this gentle spirit has warmed hearts everywhere and he will be finding a safe place to go soon.....

......one down, 30 million more to go and counting.....
 

iveta cer (71)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:24 pm
I am very happy to hear that amazing news Boca is safe :) , thank you Michelle , i wish the best for Boca :)
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:00 pm
Noted and shared.
 

Beverly G. (129)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:23 pm
shared on FB so glad he got a home
 

Laurie H. (693)
Monday November 11, 2013, 8:26 pm
Much Noted ---he is -----SO SWEET!!!!!!!!! Shared & so hoping someone will step up and provide a loving forever home for him!!! Thanks So Much Michelle & Mari for sending~~~~
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday November 11, 2013, 9:22 pm
He is definitely going to BF in Utah. Imagine my surprise.
Still grateful he is safe
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:10 pm
Noted and shared. I hope Boca finds the loving home he deserves.
 

Mandi T. (421)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:45 pm
Praying for a forever home for Boca.
 

Mariette G. (147)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 1:24 am
Great news about Boca! Thanks Michelle. So many more that needs to find a loving home.
 

Joy T. (192)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 1:28 am
YAY, BOCA! *doing happy dance*
 

Alexandra G. (216)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 1:48 am
heartbreaking
noted and shared by emails
 

Carlene V. (202)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 3:22 am
So glad there appears to be a happy ending and loving home for Boca. Thanks for the updates.
 

John Holton (356)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:10 am
S and N
 

Michael O. (170)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:10 am
Noted. Thanks Michelle!
 

kate k g (459)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:51 am
noted and shared .What a beautiful puppy !
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:16 am
noted, those left him in the shelter are really blind, blind about humanity and life.
ty
 

. (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:03 am
HURRAY !!!
from FB 12 hours ago:
Downey Animal Care Center-> Boca is VERY safe! We also contacted Michelle (Gates) who wants to adopt him and had a great phone conversation with her. Thank you all! You are great!!!

The prayers of all of us have been heard - thank you one time more Michelle for this alert
 

Maria S. (102)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:27 am
Noted. Hope he's rescued before it's too late and gets a loving home.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:00 am
Noted. Hope this adorable dog finds a loving and permanent new home soon.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:04 am
Shared
 

Barry T. (829)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:21 am
glad he got adopted - a happy ending always good for the soul!
 

Tom Tree (255)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 8:48 am

WHAT THE F*** !! This is outrageous!
No animal abuse is acceptable !!
Signed, Noted & Shared !!
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 10:04 am
So very happy to hear that Michelle (Gates) wants to provide Boca with a new home. You are Bocas special angel, thank you so very much, and enjoy your lives together.
Noted with thanks Michelle, for your work to get the work out!
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 11:39 am
These stories always break my heart. Man's inhumanity never ceases to amaze and appall me
Blessings for Bocca, sweet one to find a real home
 

Michael Carney (207)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:43 pm
Noted, so happy to hear that Boca, has found his forever home...Wonderful news...Thanks Barb...
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:28 pm
Done.....thanks.!
 

Dwain La'Brooy (326)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:13 pm
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EnaLOVESu S. (240)
Monday November 18, 2013, 11:18 pm
I JUST FOUND OUT BOCA IS NOT SAFE! BEST FRIENDS SANCTUARY HAS BACKED OUT!!
http://www.examiner.com/article/rescue-agency-backs-out-on-blind-dog-who-is-now-out-of-time-and-on-death-row
UPDATE 11/19 - Best Friends, Utah backed out of their rescue commitment for Boca and he is now back on death row!!! He was transferred to Baldwin Park in anticipation of his being transported to Utah. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=688951481116692&set=a.223317921013386.67258.100000055391837&type=1&theater
 

Abo r. (100)
Friday November 22, 2013, 12:49 pm
Thanks Michelle for posting and Henriette Matthijssen for forwarding
 

Abo r. (100)
Friday November 22, 2013, 12:50 pm
Noted and shared
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:13 pm
Noted...thanks.!
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1:32 pm
Done.....!
 
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