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Found abandoned and tied in a filfthy room, pocket pittie's life is running out

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Described at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter in Wantagh, N.Y. as a "pocket pittie" weighing a petite 34 pounds, five-year-old Avril has had a very hard time in her short life. Found abandoned in a home and tied in an empty room, it appears her only use was to incubate puppies; over and over again she did her job, and when no longer useful, she was left alone to die.

A volunteer writes:

"SHE BROKE ME DOWN. SHE IS 5 YEARS OLD AND A POCKET PIT. SHE WAS HIDING IN THE BACK AND WOULDN'T APPROACH BECAUSE SHE IS SO UNFAMILIAR WITH HER SURROUNDINGS AFTER BEING DUMPED THERE......"

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is an open admission shelter which means they accept all animals, and even though the shelter adopts out a record number of their temporary guests, facilities are often overcrowded.

There is no doubt that Avril (#2714) needs a miracle. She must be the only dog in the family.

Volunteer Kristin Schneider has personally met Avril, and on the Facebook page advocating for this dog's rescue, Kristin states:

"I volunteer at the Town of Hempstead and have been working with this dog since she got in. Inside the kennel she shuts down and is very afraid. Her ears stay back as far as they can, and she is often hiding in the back of the kennel. Once outside she is a complete mush and lap dog. She loves every person she meets and is happiest laying in the lap of anyone! Due to her past she does not like other dogs and will do best as the only dog in the household. Please if you have any other questions feel free to ask."

If you are a rescue organization or have a sincere interest in fostering or adopting Avril, please contact wcariello@tohmail.org or call 516-785-5220, extension 4641.

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