Be an angel this season! The first time you lay eyes on Georgie you will gasp. Then, without thinking, the words "How could anyone let this happen to their dog?" will come out.
Sadly, Georgie is a victim of ignorance on the one hand and total neglect on the other. He's still a beautiful dog, given that he weighs only 40 pounds and has skin that has been ravaged by scratching. A tall and handsome lab mix, with a sleek, long body, Georgie is getting extra feedings at the shelter, wolfing down the grub that has been denied him for too long.
Yet, even with this voracious appetite, he will let you maneuver his bowl or add to it as he devours the needed calories. There is no food aggression whatsoever -- just hunger.
As for Georgie's coat, there are patches of fur missing on the back, the legs, the ears. An owner who kept him out of doors, said they had "no time" for him, and never noticed his bald spots.
The good news is that with proper diet and flea treatment, Georgie can regain the glorious, shiny coat that he was meant to have. This boy has such sweetness in him. Though still fearful of loud noises and the unknown, Georgie cuddles close and gives some fleeting kisses. He is curious about the world, ready to meet new friends. He's an absolute dream on a the leash, prancing along like he's in a competition.
Georgie has been kenneled alone so that he can get extra food but, when other dogs are present, he's good-natured and non-chalant.
He's a dog who truly deserves to live a posh lifestyle and I know he will be so appreciative of any kindness you might offer him in your home. Georgie's ID number is A1362155. His status at the shelter is very urgent!
For more info please contact volunteer Andrea at email IveGoneToTheDogs@gmail.com, phone (323) 363-4909. She's happy to meet you at the shelter.
The South Los Angeles Animal Shelter is located at 3612 11th Ave., LA and can be reached at (888) 452-7381 or online at www.LAAnimalServices.com .