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This name-unknown male Labrador retriever mix is at the Downey shelter.( Photo: Patricia Learned / L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control )
Name unknown, Labrador retriever mix
Where to find him: Downey animal shelter, 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey.
More info: Believed by the L.A. County animal control staff to be a victim of the housing crisis, this sweet Lab mix was surrendered to the shelter by his owners. "He is so skinny, it looks like [they] were really having a tough time caring for him," says Patricia Learned of the Department of Animal Care and Control. "He really needs some good food and a warm home." Although he's malnourished, shelter staff say he's surprisingly energetic (and for that reason might do best in a home without small children).
Meet him in person at the Downey shelter or call (562) 940-6898 with his ID number (A3910970) for more information.