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Family abandons 12-year-old dog they have owned her entire life: How could you?

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Sabrina is described to be nearly a perfectly behaved and healthy dog. Sure, she's 12-years-old, but she's been part of one family all of her life. Sabrina has been described by her family as a great dog who gets along fine with adults, children, cats, and dogs. Now they are moving, and Sabrina is expendable. A note on her surrender application at the Staten Island facility of the high kill New York City Animal Care and Control states:

"She’s old – I’ve known her, her whole life
She lives in the house with the family...She is old so I would like to have her go to an older, active person. She likes to go for walks."

The shelter gave her a good grade during her medical evaluation, although Sabrina may be a bit overweight. A volunteer who spent time with her on August 25, the day she was surrendered had this to report:

"I just met this girl today. She is absolutely a sweet doll baby. Her owner gave her up because they are moving. Sabrina’s profile is wonderful. She gets along with ALL people of different ages, dogs, cats and has been around other small animals. She is such a good girl! Please consider her!"

Please look at Sabrina's photo; she is just beautiful. Who would ever think she is 12-years-old? Under her training questionnaire Sabrina:

Knows “sit”
Knows “lie down”
Knows “give paw”
Walks well on leash
Is housebroken

Follow this German shepherd mix on Facebook as volunteers and animal lovers share her story to help her find a wonderful new home to enjoy her retirement.

You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions. Please reference A1011835 when making inquiries about Sabrina.

Additional information can be found by clicking here.

3139 Veterans Road West
Staten Island, NY 10309
Shelter Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week
Adoption Hours: Noon to 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week
Closed on all Holidays and Training Days

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