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Senior dogs overlooked at local shelters

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 12:30:20-04

They may walk with a limp, have a few gray hairs and play a little slower than the others but senior dogs still wag their tails all the same.

"The seniors are the ones that pull on your heartstrings because they've been through whatever and a lot of the time we get animals that have been in a home for several years and the owner just for whatever reason can't take care of them anymore and sometimes we get an animal where the family member passes away." Says Ashley Villines, Executive Director of the Humane society of Tulsa.

11 year old Grandpa Harold is one of those dogs.

His owner died in a fire back in June and he was found hiding underneath the front porch hiding from the flames.

"It was my understanding that it was an older gentleman that had him before and had him his whole life so yeah, it's pretty sad that he's lost his home, his family and ended up here with us. " says Villines.

Someone close to Grandpa Harold's former owner has volunteered to adopt him but other dogs in the shelter haven't been so lucky.

8 year old Saint is one of the dogs that's been passed up.

"She's heart worm positive but she's just the sweetest thing and she just wants all she wants in the world is to be loved and have treats. " says Villines.

Saint was neglected and abused in her former home.

She's heartworm positive and still recovering from mange.

While she's been through so much, she's managed to steal the hearts of everyone she meets..

Yet, she's still waiting for the right family to come along.

"It's just so sad because the animal didn't do anything to be in that position and then they end up here and all they want is a soft bed to lay on." says Villines.

The adult adoption event goes through Wednesday and the clear the shelters event is coming up on August 17th.

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