Five months ago, moments before he was scheduled to take a final walk to a solitary room where his life would be prematurely ended, a young pit bull mix named "Mello" was saved.
Today, the same dog is slowly losing his mind behind the bars of the Nassau County, N.Y., kennel run where he spends his days and nights in boarding. Mello has done nothing to warrant his current situation...he was not a "bad dog," but rather, a victim of circumstance.
According to his advocates at the Desperate Dogs of Long Island Facebook page, Mello's prior owner had a boyfriend who did not want him anymore...that is how he wound up at the high kill animal control in New York. Though Mello was granted a life-saving reprieve, his current situation still keeps him locked away - existing rather than living.
His advocates have described the toll that kenneled life is taking:
He suffers in his own private prison - through no fault of his own.
He paces, pants, and spins in his cage- and this is what living in a kennel for too long...has done...to Mello.
Mello is going "kennel crazy" behind the bars of his kennel run - the dog who craves companionship and freedom is suffering. Please take a moment to network Mello's information:
- Currently located at a boarding kennel in Lynbrook, Long Island, N.Y.
- Dog friendly
- People friendly
- Not tested on cats
- Contact - 516-521-6703
- Facebook thread here
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