A female black and white Cocker Spaniel picked up by Manhattan Beach Animal Control on July 8 needs a foster or forever home. When found, she was wearing a pink collar with no identification and an owner has not come forward.
Animal lover Staci Cash wrote in an email, "She's a happy dog and deserves a home. She will decline exponentially fast in a shelter environment and we have no doubt that the shelter will deem her as an unadoptable, due to not having the time to spend with her given her special need, and will put her down. We are attempting to get her placed with a rescue or an adopter that understands that initially it may take her a few days (3 to 5) to get used to a new program."
According to Cash, the dog's teeth and coat "look fabulous," leading authorities to believe she is young to mid adult age. "She likes other dogs and has no problem with being in her kennel. In fact, she jumps right in and lays down," Cash wrote.
"Her ears were extremely dirty and have since been cleaned out and the vet now believes that she may be deaf. She has the beginning stages of a cataract occurring in her right eye."
The dog was first reported as possibly being hit by a vehicle but during a vet check, there was no indication of injury. "She was VERY scared at first, but has warmed up to the entire vet staff," wrote Cash.
The dog is currently at , 1801 Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.
To learn more about or see her, contact Staci Cash via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call April at Bay Animal Hospital at (310) 545-6596.