Once you see the photos of Brooklyn, George, and Baby; three healthy and beautiful pit bull mixes rescued in October from a Richmond Hill couple who endangered their children and their dogs during a violent domestic dispute, one would assume adopters would be anxious to provide these dogs with the new homes they so deserve.
Brooklyn's New York City Animal Care and Control seized five adult dogs and ten puppies from the filthy conditions that day, and the dogs have been held as evidence in the case against the couple, however three of the dogs have now appeared on the euthanasia list slated for Friday afternoon.
Brooklyn, (A0981939) arrived with stab wounds to his head and a suspected screwdriver hole in his lip. He has since recovered, however his initial evaluation showed the dog to be extremely stressed and petrified. Can you blame him? One month later a volunteer reports the following about Brooklyn:
"As you can see, he has healed up quite nicely. The first time I met him was a few days after he was brought in. He was all stitched up but didn’t appear to be in any sort of distress. He greeted me with a smile and a paw through his kennel. He would and still does throw himself on his back and lean as close to the kennel door as possible so he can have a little human affection. I have been dying to take this boy out for weeks. I was finally able to spend time with him yesterday. He is just a happy boy. We had him in the yard and he didn’t appear to be in any sort of rush to run around and explore. He would just sit eagerly to see what we would do next."
Brooklyn has been assessed as New Hope which means he must be fostered or adopted by an approved rescuer. This beautiful dog is only one year and eight months old.
Follow Brooklyn's story on Facebook's Urgent Death Row Dogs by clicking here.
Along with Brooklyn on Friday's death list, is George (A0981945) who is an adorable cuddle bug and was rescued at the same time.
"George is loved by the volunteers at Brooklyn ACC. He will need an experienced owner simply because he is a big boy and excites easily. He sits easily when asked to and is very treat motivated. George really just wants someone to love on."
George's plight has been shared nearly 2600 times, and there is still no hero arriving to save him. Follow George's story today on Facebook's Urgent Death Row Dogs by clicking here.
And then there's Baby, (A0981952) the third dog in this seizure to be at risk for euthanasia today. Baby is only ten months old and a female gray and white adorable pit bull mix also.
Baby's plea for help has also been circulated nearly 2600 times. Follow her story on Facebook's Urgent Death Row Dogs by clicking here. A short video of Baby interacting with a volunteer can be seen here.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following. For more information on a particular dog, email firstname.lastname@example.org but ONLY if serious about adopting, and ONLY if you are able to GO TO the shelter in-person. Please do not email for status updates... the only thing you will accomplish is spamming their inbox and causing REAL adopter emails to go unnoticed.
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