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Friendly, tripod senior dog surrendered to high kill animal control

Senior in need of a home
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Update 5/12/14-Blacky has been adopted!!!

On April 21, Blacky was left at the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan.

Blacky, a sprightly tripod, is eight-years-old and he desperately needs help to find a new family to call his own.

This handsome boy has charmed those who have met him. A volunteer shared the following information:

Blacky is a handsome and one of a kind dog. He waits calmly in his arrival kennel but as soon as he sees me iddling in front of his door, his eyes are all on me. Blacky is leashed easily. I discover with surprise that he owns only 3 legs. No time to think about the matter...Blacky shows me right away that he can walk well, run and climb stairs just the way he is.

He is a pooch with a strong spirit ! In the yard, we are met by a staff member who knows him well. Blacky wags his tail and right away goes to her for caresses. He looks like a very affectionate dog. He is good on the leash, pulls a little at times and eliminates on the way. Free in a pen, he roams around. I can see that he is a bit stressed.

Blacky might be middle aged but he is a strong dog and does not belong kept in a kennel. Too many changes also have recently affected his life and he does not know where he belongs to anymore...Blacky settles down eventually, takes a treat and sits by my side, very peacefully. He comes to my lap, asking for comfort and hugs.

He kisses my face profusely...Blacky is well nourished and healthy looking. He knows his ways around people and is a very sociable dog. Blacky was given away by his long time owner to a frend who could not keep him.

You can help Blacky walk free from this facility by sharing the following information:

  • ID#A0997379
  • Petharbor link here
  • Facebook thread here
  • Age 8 years
  • Tripod/60 pounds
  • Contact the NYC ACC at (212) 788-4000 for further automated instructions
  • For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following:

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