Gracie was a senior dog brought to the Downey Animal Services in California because she was on her way out of this world. Her owners wanted to save Gracie some pain, as she was suffering from parasites, so the vets at Downey put her down humanely.
The owners of Gracie originally approached the Frosted Faces Foundation.
The group wanted to get Gracie veterinary care, but her parasite infestation was so severe that she couldn’t be saved. It was determined that Gracie had been neglected for years upon years, and because of that her family will never again be able to adopt from the Los Angeles shelter system.
On stop of that the shelter that Gracie was brought to is pursuing charges of animal cruelty against the family. It remains to be seen what will happen with the family, but until then the workers at the shelter are mourning Gracie’s loss. Share away, people.