TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16 CATASTROPHE! Sweet GINGER and her housemate, Scooby, appear to have been in the custody of someone who fed them for any number of years, but who did NOTHING to help these dogs be healthy. Tonight, GINGER is on the list to be killed because all of that neglect came to a head on May 26th with a health crisis, being surrendered to the ACC, and now, the frantic scramble to find someone to step up for this innocent victim. Ginger's ACC notes show a dog in clear distress when she was brought to the shelter, with words like "heat stroke" and "enlarged spleen" and "reluctant to rise" being included therein. Despite all of that the shelter thinks Ginger's conditions can be managed by someone who gives a damn, and it would be awesome if a responsible FOSTER would step up for her tonight! Under that scenario, a NEW HOPE RESCUE will typically foot reasonable medical expenses while the foster owner LOVES Ginger, and helps make her world better again. Ginger can also be adopted but she does need the safety net of a NEW HOPE partner to make that a reality. Please PLEDGE toward her care, please SHARE her story, and please SAVE this exquisite dog, tonight!
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16 ** URGENT**NEW HOPE ONLY** Poor ZEUS has fallen quite a way from his status of God of the Sky and Thunder. Tonight he is hoping just to keep his life. Zeus was surrendered to the ACC on 5/24 and was described by his owner as friendly, sociable, and good with children and adults. The ACC, in their infinite wisdom and love for Pitbull Terriers, took this nine month-old PUPPY, placed him in a kennel, tried to walk him on a slip rope - all of which was new to him - and when he seemed overly energetic, they slapped a New Hope rating on his file! A puppy?! He entered the shelter as a healthy guy, with shelter notes indicating that he took correction well when socializing with other dogs, but was given a day to live. All of this in the face of the fact that the previous owner admitted that he hadn't trained or housebroken Zeus. Give this guy a break! He needs an experienced person or family who is willing to dedicate some time to raising him into a lovely gentleman. He just might light up your sky - and world! He needs someone to STEP UP AND FOSTER or ADOPT HIM TONIGHT!!
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16 ** SAFER EXPERIENCED/ NO SMALL CHILDREN ** Clifford needs a miracle - this ten year old Chihuahua mix was surrendered to the ACC of NYC due to a new baby in the home. Clifford is a special little guy who has lived as a housedog. He never goes outside,and functions very well with wee pads. Clifford has a handicap he drags his back legs due to luxating patellas, a trick knee. The ACC has listed Clifford to be destroyed tomorrow. Clifford has lived with children, but he prefers not to be bothered, and is a happy little guy. Clifford is chubby at eleven pounds, Clifford's SAFER went well at the ACC, but because he prefers a quieter lifestyle, the shelter feels he would be best in a home with no small children. Please share, advocate, and pledge to find a special savior willing to help Clifford. Clifford only has until noon to find his savior, this little guy will die unless a Chi savvy person steps up.
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16 A volunteer writes: A kennel staff handed me Achilles." I love this dog and he is so protective of me.". Sure enough, Achilles was clutched to the staff member, giving him standing hugs. He would not part from him and we had to be escorted to the yard. Achilles took some interest in me, though. I guess because of the treats... roast beef is hard to resist. He tried to jump for it but obeyed quite nicely and sat on command, mouth open and bright eyes. He was quite friendly, made sweet eyes at me and accepted my caresses, coming right away when I called him and even settling by my side in recognition of my good services. Achilles is a good looking Staffie, all black but for one little white paw. Does it means that we are giving him "carte blanche"? It is not clear yet how Achilles really is with other dogs. He does pull strongly toward them and at times gives a bark. Depending on the type of life he lead and his owner's expections, he might not have been used to finding himself amidst so many other pooches, and certainly not participating in "playdates". And let's not forget the "shock" of being abandoned and severed from all that and who he knew. We need to see more about Achilles who does show true love and loyalty toward us, humans. Come and meet him soon at the Manhattan Care Center. Achilles is dreaming big-time to be someone's pet again.
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16 AVERAGE RATED SENIOR! This adorable 10 pound boy, estimated to be about 14 years old arrived as a stray on 5/23. In just a few days he has gotten weaker despite eating and drinking well. He has been sweet and friendly to all he has met. Something is going on with Gingin but the shelter has not bothered to find out exactly what. He needs to get out of the shelter and be seen by a vet but the shelter has instead decided to take the quick and easy way out and just kill him. Gingin desperately needs a savior tonight. Please help share his plight so he can have a second chance. Please hurry The clock is ticking.
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A volunteer writes: Violet is a pretty flower found as a stray. Nothing is known about her past but we believe that she has been well fed and well housed as she looks quite healthy and remarkably groomed. She probably was a mother, and not that long ago. Violet is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. She is one love bug who will make you feel like the most beautiful and wonderful person in the whole wide world. Sit on a bench and she will spread herself over your lap, roll on her back for rubs and will give loads of kisses and hugs. She enjoys sitting behind you too, and being squeezed against the back of the chair while being caressed, of course. She loves treats and takes then quite politely from the hand after sitting like a good girl. She pulls on the leash and does her business at once as she enters the yard. Violet does not seem fond of other dogs although she appears to be fine with some. She should probably be the only dog until she settles down in a homey environment if she gets the chance to be adopted or fostered. Violet, tiny like the flower she carries the name of, is waiting for you at the Manhattan Care Center.
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Prepare to be really, really pissed after reading Dexter's shelter notes, because it is STAGGERINGLY CLEAR that the people he did right by for all those years, did NOT do right by him. Dexter was purchased from a breeder 13 years ago, and his owner surrender notes show a dog who has done nothing but love his family, love his family, and love his family some more. How did they repay that kindness? By NOT getting him the appropriate vet care, and by NOT sticking with him when he "soiled" something in their precious, precious house, and by NOT standing by him when they supposedly got a new baby. One doesn't like to imagine what they might do with a human child who "soils" their precious, precious house, or how they would treat a human family member who experienced challenges with mobility. It's been a LONG TIME since DEXTER had anyone in his corner, which means this AVERAGE-rated superstar needs his URGENT FAMILY to stand strong for him, tonight!
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16 Average rated for both his behavioral eval and group behavior; great owner surrender notes; already neutered and microchipped; only 5 years old—so why is this handsome, sweet Cocker on tomorrow’s euthanasia list. Well, it seems that back in 2014, his people at the time also surrendered him because of his chronic ear problems. Current owner notes state they got Benji from a friend about a year ago and it doesn’t seem they did much to treat those ear infections. So off he went to Manhattan ACC and on he went to tomorrow’s euthanasia list. Tonight, Benji’s only chance is for that one special person out there ready to get this sweet boy to a real vet who can assess what can and should be done about those ears and then give him a stable, caring home where he can live out his life as a pampered happy Cocker. But unless that someone steps up by noon tomorrow, ACC won’t hesitate to make this sweetie gone forever.
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16**MULTIPLE TIMES ON LIST**A volunteer writes, "This young lady appeared quite nervous, yet with bounds of energy. She was pulling strongly. So I formed a harness out of the leash, and it seemed to frighten her. Oh dear. She is like an m&m candy. Strong on the outside, soft on the inside. And sweet, too. Thus, her fear melted my heart. For some reason, she was hesitant to go through doorways. But her previous owners said that she is super friendly around strangers, and plays gently with adults and children alike. So I knew that I could bring that out in her. In the park, I sat her down and showered her with rubs and scratches to help boost her confidence. This seemed to work, as she calmed down and heeled better on the way back to the shelter. She has a big heart and would benefit from regular walks and affection. She is just lost and confused in this new and loud environment. All she needs is to belong again, and this m&m candy will turn into a marshmallow."
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A volunteer writes: A stranger in a strange place...Fetely isn't too sure about any of this, and hugs the back wall of her kennel, not sure if making a new friend and taking a walk is really what she wants to do. She has a gorgeous face, a bit wrinkly, intense, stunning amber eyes, cute ears that seem to speak their own language, going this way and that. We're outside, and Fetely goes potty immediately, and while she shows me excellent leash manners, it's clear she's a bit anxious about it all. She checks up as we walk, her pace perfectly in step with mine. Off leash in the yard, Fetely explores the pen, greets other dogs with a tail wag as they pass by, and finally gives me a big smile and allows me to pet her. This, of course, after some treats (which she sits for) and some sweet talk. Fetely wants to make friends but seems unsure of how this friendship thing works. She wears a gorgeous, shiny, rich cocoa color coat, her weight is perfect for her size and it's clear she was well taken care of. In playgroup, she does better with males than with females, soliciting play with bows. A slow and easy approach, a soft voice and some treats is the way to this beautiful girl's heart, and every step will bring a reward. The best things in life are worth working for, and Fetely is no exception. A lifelong companion, unconditional love, and a best friend are waiting to meet you, all wrapped up in one gorgeous package named Fetely. Ask to meet her today.
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**NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY**
A volunteer writes: Who's tiny, sweet and snuggly and rocks a bow tie and grey tux better than anyone in the history of ever? If you guessed Ronaldo, you're not wrong! I fell head-over-heels for this itty bitty Pittie from the moment we met and even though he wasn't so sure about me at first and backed away from my leash in fear, as soon as we were alone together he relaxed into a little cuddlebug who wanted nothing more than to be loved and on my lap. Ronaldo walks well on leash, seems house trained, knows come and sit and is more than happy to show them off for the reward of a treat (he 'begs' too) and while he was a bit timid around other dogs we passed I'm sure that with slow introductions and friendly company he'll be the life of the party in no time--he's certainly dressed for it! At just 27 pounds Ronaldo won't take up much room in your home but you'll need to make plenty of space in your heart because this one-of-a-kind pup is going to steal it all and then some. Your chance to give a little guy the big break he deserves is waiting at our Manhattan Care Center and Ronaldo would love to see you, please don't make him wait too long...
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A volunteer writes: David is a stately young boy. Very handsome with this brown, brindle coat and white vest. David is only one year and six months old. He has lots of years ahead of him to spend with you. David is just the friend you have been looking for. Come meet him now.
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16**HANDSOME 12 MONTH OLD KING IS ON ARL AGAIN!**King in all his regal glory is barely out of the princely puppy phase. A young pup full of fun and wonder was surrendered for being too active, which also is code for failing to meet his puppy requirements with exercise and training. King is a handsome dog weighing fifty pounds, with great bunny ears. He has been around children and lived as a pet. King has come down with the shelter cold and is now listed to be destroyed tomorrow. Please share, advocate, and pledge to find a responsible foster or adopter to help give him the training and love he needs. King's behavioral SAFER feels he is best suited in experienced hands, plus he should not live with cats at this time. King is a youthful pup with hope in his heart and if a foster or adopter does not step up by noon tomorrow he could die for having a cold.
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16**SMILEY MILEY IS ON THE AT RISK LIST AGAIN!**A volunteer writes: Miley can be shy and fearful, so much so that the first couple times I walked her I didn't think I'd ever get a glimpse of the "real" Miley. The one described by her previous owner as a very sweet dog that just lays in the tub when it's bathtime and likes to pretend she's a lap dog. But with some time and treats it seems I became a familiar face, and one special lady emerged! She walks beautifully on leash and seems housebroken. She lights up at the sight of a tennis ball and loves to play fetch. She easily lets me take the ball from her, but loves to stretch out at my feet and gently chew on it -- almost like a pacifier in the strange new place she finds herself. She thoroughly and gently licks my hands when I pet her and later moves on to my face -- she is so incredibly sweet! She'll nest on my lap, prop her paws up on familiar staff members we encounter in the hallways, and even roll over for belly rubs! A slow approach is a minuscule price to pay for all the love Miley has to give! Could your lap be her new favorite place? Please come see her at Brooklyn ACC!
TO BE DESTROYED 05/28/16**CAN THIS PUPPY FIND A SAFE WAY OUT?**When someone receives a dog as a gift, what sort of investment do they have in that dog? NONE. That means the recipient has NO internal voice saying to them "You wanted this dog, now you need to figure out a way to keep this dog" when life gets busy. Since poor LEX was gifted to some woman, rather than having been sought out by her, the moment life got a little bit busy, she immediately brought LEX to the ACC and cut ties with him forever. It was no skin off her back because, again, it wasn't her idea to add a puppy to her home in the first place. Please read his shelter notes to see what an outstanding fellow this young lad seems to be, with his asymmetrical white markings and his utterly respectable EXPERIENCE rating. LEX is not even a year old, and already, humanity has shown him it's not to be trusted. Please find a foster/adopter who can show LEX the true meaning of friendship by saving his life, tonight!
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