Orange County, CA – When the rescue plea went out last night for Sargeant, a regal looking German shepherd, it received the attention that the writer hoped for.
A portion of the description for Sargeant went out like this,
“SERGEANT is a true gent. He’s not a tough Military GSD — he is gentle & kind & regal. He’s a big boy, & 8 years old, so he is being kept alone due to his size & age. He’s not being kept alone due to any aggression reports noted.
Sergeant’s old ID# shows that he’s served many years in Uniform. He was loyal & devoted to his Unit, but they turned their backs on him & dumped him at the pound — reason given was cost. Sergeant must have been a hunk in his day & he’s still handsome even though he has hair loss on his back, probably due to being dumped in a yard. Sergeant has really served in the trenches, fleas biting his skin. Yet he remains tried & true, even though engine oil has been detected on his skin; he is a healthy boy (does need dental).
Those rescue groups tagged in this plea sprang into action – a retired military dog in a kill shelter? At risk of being killed? The injustice of it all was appalling…
Orange County Pocket Pets stepped up to the plate with an offer to take this regal senior under their wing. Pleas continued to circulate throughout the day – pleas for a foster home.
Then a posting came out in the late afternoon – Sargeant is not actually a retired military dog. The clever wording by a desperate shelter employee trying to get Sargeant out of harms way had inadvertantly misled hundreds of concerned dog-lovers.
But military working dog or not – Sargeant was still at risk. Sargeant was still in need of a home. Sargeant, a regal German shepherd that looks every bit the hard-working military dog, is actually a dog that had been adopted out from the shelter five years ago – kept in a backyard, neglected and deprived of veterinary care.
After 5 years of less than stellar care, he was dumped back at the shelter.
Sargeant was scheduled to be killed on Friday if no one stepped up to help. The desperate plea with the creative flair may have been a bit deceptive, but it worked.
Orange County Pocket Pets is not turning their back on this gorgeous dog. They are standing by their word and pulling him to safety – he still needs a foster home and/or a forever home.
He is still drop dead beautiful, loyal and intelligent. He is still a German shepherd in need. Those interested in Sargeant are asked to contact Orange County Pocket Pets at [email protected].
Sargeant is people friendly and enjoys the company of other large breed dogs. Sargeant was failing behind bars…losing weight and giving up hope. He needs to be with a family – he needs to share his love.
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