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LA County Animal Control Cares For Two Street Dogs

HunterdrugdogTwo dogs hit the streets recently and might be looking for some new friends – but right now, they’re being cared for by shelter workers with the LA County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC)

HUNTER – Do you know me? Or my owner?

On Sunday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a dog locked in a hot car in West Hollywood, in the 1200 block of Ogden Drive.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found bundles of cash, several bags of drugs, and a German short-haired Pointer dog inside the vehicle (described as a red Nissan Pathfinder).


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County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) officers responded to the call, and transported the dog, now named Hunter by staff and volunteers, to the Carson Animal Care Center.

Hunter is currently in DACC’s care and is doing well.  Although a bit timid and nervous when initially rescued from the vehicle, he has calmed down after getting to know DACC staff and volunteers.  Hunter is being kept safe and comfortable while in the Department’s care.

If anyone recognizes Hunter, please contact the DACC Communications Center at 310-523-9566 or the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department at 310- 855-8850 with any information you may have about Hunter’s owner.

As we approach the summer months, DACC would like to remind the public about the dangers of leaving your pet inside your car.  Although the outside temperature may be mild, the temperature inside can quickly turn dangerous for a pet locked inside a vehicle.

OLLIE

ollieOllie came into the Downey Animal Care Center on Wednesday, May 9. He wasn’t found roaming the streets and his owners didn’t surrender him to the shelter. He was brought into DACC’s care because his owner died. Unfortunately, neither family nor friends of his owner were found, so Ollie, a 6-year-old Boxer mix, was brought to the Downey Animal Care Center by a concerned neighbor.

Although sad and depressed due to his owner’s death, Ollie is a sweet and good-natured dog. “Staff have already fallen in love with him,” said Department director, Marcia Mayeda. “He’s been through a lot within just a few short days.

“The loss of his owner seems to have deeply affected him emotionally. He’s got a great personality, although the sadness is apparent. Once he is in the right home, with his new owners, we are confident he will perk up.”

If you are interested in adopting Ollie, contact the Downey Animal Care Center at: 562-940-6898. The Downey Animal Care Center is located at 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242.

For more information about the significance of adoption or to view our adoptable pets online, visit our website, http://animalcare.lacounty.gov or visit us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CountyofLosAngelesAnimalCare.