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Friday will be Rocky's last day before his time is up at NYC high kill shelter

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Rocky is an active young tan and white male pit bull mix, who is barely 11-months-old. The person who brought him into the Brooklyn New York City Animal Care and Control on April 28, stated he found Rocky as a stray, and the dog had been wandering loose on the street.

"Does the dog get along with strangers? (yes) Has the dog ever bitten anyone on the street? (no) Is the dog friendly? (yes) Is the dog house trained? (yes)"

Rocky's evaluation showed him to be a carefree young fellow, who because of lack of training still pulls on the leash. During his testing, he showed no aggression, but an experienced dog owner would be the perfect new human to help Rocky realize his potential as a great canine citizen.

A volunteer writes:

"This little puppy seems to have stolen the hearts of the shelter staff. When I arrived at the shelter, they were playing with him in the yard and once again he was out with them when I left... He loves treats and that is a good thing to know as he will be great at positive reinforcement training... He would make a great pet for an active family with older children that can wear him out."

At this time, Rocky is being treated for kennel cough and diarrhea. Please note that many high kill shelters routinely euthanize dogs once they develop respiratory infections because of the expense of veterinary care.

There is just not much time left for Rocky unless a rescue or an experienced person acts immediately. Please share this dog's story with your friends, family, and coworkers.

Follow the Facebook thread by clicking here as animal lovers and their advocates try to find a suitable place for this puppy.

Click here to see Rocky's video.

The following information about the New York City Animal Care and Control will help potential adopters:

TO ADOPT THIS ANIMAL THROUGH THE PUBLIC ADOPTION SITE, PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK AND SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM TO LOG IN AND RESERVE THE ANIMAL. THERE WILL BE A $50 DEPOSIT REQUIRED.http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm ***
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpetsondeathrow.org/must-read/

Contact the NYC ACC at (212) 788-4000 for further automated instructions.

For more information on a particular dog, email adoption@nycacc.org but ONLY if serious about adopting, and ONLY if you are able to GO TO the shelter in-person.

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