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Can anyone help Farnel?
Can anyone help Farnel?
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UPDATE: Farnel has been rescued by Ready For Rescue organization. Following is the message received Friday morning. Thank you everyone for all of the help. Sharing saves lives:

Hi Cheryl -- Farnel has left the building. He's on his way to my colleague who will pick him up in Portsmouth, NH. And, as fate would have it, a woman who lives in Cambridge, MA saw him and inquired about him. But, she said she was moving to, of all, places, NH and would that be a problem. I said he's going to NH on Friday to decompress and get comfortable in a home again and will be ready for adoption in a month -- just when she will move into her new house. Fate, perhaps.


Please help to support this fine organization so they are ready to help again when needed.

Farnel is a seven-pound adorable Chihuahua found as a stray on the streets of Manhattan and terrified of everyone. The little guy with the big ears hides in the corner of his cage at Manhattan's high kill rate New York City Animal Care and Control; mostly refuses to come out, and when finally scheduled to be assessed growled, and tried to run away to escape.

No one has tried to reclaim the physically well-cared for dog; the shelter staff estimates him to be barely three-years-old. At this time, Farnel can only be adopted out to a "rescue only" or New Hope facility.

Farnel arrived at New York City Animal Care and Control on April 13; his exit date is listed as Monday and is at risk to be euthanized at anytime.

Animal advocates are desperately reaching out to legitimate rescue organizations to help save Farnel and provide him with the emotional and socialization help he so desperately needs.

What else can a tiny seven pound dog do to protect himself? Farnel tucks his tail between his legs, tries desperately to hide so no one will hurt him, and wants to live to find security and love.

"Volunteer Evelyne Cumps writes: He is a very beautiful and elegant looking little chi with a large sombrero. He is VERY scared and is plastered to the back of his cage. He does go out with staff though. He needs out and home... Do NOT let this little guy DIE!! #Hurry & #HELP HIM NOW!!!!"

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