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Last chance to save Oliver: Sweet young dog in New York high kill shelter

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Just look at Oliver's sweet face with the black patch over his eye; this little guy is barely two-years-old and his time will be up on Thursday at the Brooklyn facility of New York City Animal Care and Control if a foster home or rescue organization doesn't come to his rescue in the next few hours.

Oliver was picked up as a stray on August 14, and on August 22 was met by a volunteer who had the following to say about this likeable 60 pounds of playfulness and affection:

Oliver is very friendly and affectionate. He loves to be petted and is super wiggly. He is sometimes very excited to be in human company and can be jumpy, but it does not escalate; his intentions are all good! He has some dermatological issues, but is so sweet and cooperative when medical staff apply cream around his eye and on his paws. Oliver keeps his cage clean and relieves himself immediately outside, so may be housebroken. As an added bonus, sometimes he does handstands when he poops! Oliver loves to play and is happy just running around or chasing tennis balls."

Because Oliver is very active, the evaluation committee at the shelter suggests the dog be adopted to an experienced family.

Click here for the Facebook thread for additional information about this dog.

Check out one of his videos to see what a happy boy Oliver is when he gets to play.

So far Oliver has had 1,200 shares. Please continue to share his story and forward this on to a friend, a relative or a coworker. It only takes one person to make that incredible connection and save this dog's life.

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