Dogs give you unconditional love, whether or not you reciprocate it. They don’t abandon their family. That’s why it breaks my heart when I found out that this senior dog was left by his family at the shelter because he’s too old.
Sonoma is a 20-year-old Cocker Spaniel. He’s been with the same family for 20 years. At this stage, any decent dog owner would be happy and honored to keep their dog and make the final years of his life as amazing as possible.
But sadly, that’s not the case here. Sonoma’s family determined that he’s simply too old to function, and that the best thing to do is drop him off at the Carson Animal Shelter despite his age.
Due to confusion that comes with old age, Sonoma would sometimes swim in the pool. Mom caught her several times doing so. That frustrated her. She couldn’t handle it anymore.
It’s no secret that most dogs who end up at shelters never make it out alive. Imagine Sonoma’s chances, being weak and old.
But this story ends well. Go to the next page to see how Sonoma get a second chance at life.