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Dumped by his family after six years: Double needs a rescue before he dies

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A gray brindle and white Staffordshire terrier mix, named Double, sits in a shelter kennel at the high kill Brooklyn location of New York Animal Care and Control after being surrendered by his family where he was bred at home six years ago.

Double is a big boy weighing in at 91 pounds, and his former owner told the shelter the dog was "territorial with the kids." That label demands Double only can be saved by an approved rescue organization signifying "New Hope" as Double's "only hope."

He mopes, he cries, but allowed the shelter staff to handle him with no problems. Please watch Double's video.

Double's former owner told the shelter his dog lived with two adults and two children; now a new baby is due, and Double is no longer welcome.

It's interesting and heartbreaking to note that Double's owners never neutered him, nor was the dog ever micro chipped in case he ever wandered away from home.

Follow animal advocates trying to help Double on Facebook by clicking here.

More information about Double can be found here.

Please refer to #A0992981 when inquiring about Double.

His story has been shared nearly 1,500 times. There is a rescue organization interested in helping, however a temporary foster home is needed. Please share this dog's story with your family, friends, and coworkers.

For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following:

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