TO BE DESTROYED 09/28/16**DEVASTATED FAMILY BOY NEW HOPE ONLY!!!**Tony arrived at the ACC of NYC on 9/25 because the owner is moving out of the country. Tony is a four year old, neutered, eighty four pound American Bulldog mix. Tony was affectionate and playful with visiting children and the two adults he lived with. Tony was also loyal and protective of his family The family would often put Tony in a bedroom when strangers visited. Fast forwarding into the shelter environment was not easy for Tony. He is scared, upset, and being rushed through a system that leaves a traumatized alone yearning to sleep on his owner's bed. Tony was not given a behavioral SAFER due to his fear and interaction within the kennel environment. The ACC has listed him to be destroyed tomorrow. Tony's life is hanging by a thread, he must go to an Experienced foster or adopter with no small children plus have the help of a New Hope Rescue. Please share, advocate, and pledge to find an understanding person willing to give this poor dog a chance. Tony needs patience, training, and slow transitions. Tony will die within a system that has no patience unless someone steps up quickly! If you can help please email the Urgent Help Desk.
TO BE DESTROYED 09/28/16 ****A private donor has graciously offered to pay $750 to the New Hope partner that pulls Deebo **** **NEEDS A NEW HOPE RESCUE TO PULL** Deebo is a 6 year old brown and white pitty surrendered by his former owner to the ACC because they moved to a new home that doesn't allow dogs. They sure turned his world inside out because he just can't adjust to shelter life. His former owner stated that he was a gift from a family member and has lived in the home with 3 other pitties and got along fine with them. Then why is he having such a hard time relating to other dogs and people outside if his former family ? He must have been kept isolated from the outside world because he wants to keep to himself and looks away if someone pays attention to him. He was given a New Hope rating by the ACC because of his resource guarding and not being able to be in a home with kids under 18. He needs someone who can show him that it's okay to trust others. His family thru away a very precious gift. Please apply to a New Hope partner tonight to adopt or rescue this lost boy!
TO BE DESTROYED 09/28/16 Tiny is a 10 year old staffie lab mix surrendered by his former owner for personal problems. He lived with his former family since he was a puppy and now, when he needs his family most, this is how he's paid back. His owner notes described him as mushy and protective of his owner. He wasn't crazy about the kids in the house but then they probably didn't treat him nice either. It also said how he stayed outside during the summer sleeping outside his dog house at night. Definitely not a way to treat a dog that is part of a family. Now he's in the ACC's backyard and its yard clean up time. Before this poor older boy winds up in a hefty bag, please, please apply to foster or adopt him tonight.
TO BE DESTROYED 09/28/16**FIVE YEAR OLD BEAUTY NEEDS A HOME BY NOON!**A volunteer writes: On my way out the door with London, another volunteer called out to me, 'Wow, she's a beauty!' Indeed she is! Her gorgeous brindle coat is clean and cared for, her weight perfect for her size, and her eyes soft. I notice that she's walking gingerly, and when I look at the pads on her feet see that they are a bit raw, but she is getting better now. We don't walk far as its a hot day and the pavement is hot so I don't want to aggravate anything. London may be housetrained, 'going' as soon as we were out the door, she takes a treat gently, and allows me to pet her all over. London needs some time to feel comfortable with a new person in this strange new environment for her. A soft touch, a quiet voice and a person or family who will allow her to feel her way on her own timetable is what our London needs. Does that describe you? A volunteer updates: Beautiful Miss London is slowly opening up to people she knows. Like the shy girl in school who doesn't know how gorgeous and sought after she is, London enjoys spending time with her chosen friends. Off to investigate new people and dogs in the area, she then circles back, wagging her tail to reassure her human that she's still her special someone. London still needs a soft approach, a reassuring voice and hand...there is something so special about her...and she's waiting for that special person to find her. A volunteer updates: Three cheers for Miss London!!! She's found her rhythm, her balance and greets volunteers with shining eyes, a smile and a tail wag. Happy to make new friends and be out for a walk she's an easy companion, lying down on a stoop beside me as I stop to take some notes. A sweet kiss, a gentle paw and I'm head over heels in love for totally different reasons than I was the first time we met. Come meet our gorgeous girl and make her yours today!