Animal control officers are trying to figure out how two adult leopard sharks ended up in a trash can outside a Norwalk home.
A woman said she smelled a foul odor coming from a garbage can outside her house Monday and when she peeked inside found the two dead 4-foot sharks staring up at her, said Aaron Reyes, director of operations in the area for the L.A. County animal control authority.
"Stuffed in there, just sort of curled in and, you know, thrown on top of each other," Reyes said.
Two sharks, a cold night, dead in a dumpster. This is the harsh, cold street reality of the life of homeless sharks. Social outcasts, thrown away as worthless.
How many people passed them on the street, refusing to make eye contact? How many people ignored their please for help? How many people screamed, "GET A JOB, YOU LAZY SHARKS?" How many people judged?
Please join with me in asking your local officials to fund more shelters. These types of tragedies can be prevented, if we act.