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Pup's life turned upside down when owner was evicted, now his time is up

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On Tuesday, a smiley, healthy 11-month-old puppy is on a long list of dogs who are to be destroyed at the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan.

The pit bull mix pup named "Rock," was surrendered on June 27 when his owner was evicted. Though Rock is confused at the sudden loss of his home, and his family, he still has a big smile and a sweet disposition.

The following information from a shelter volunteer has been shared about this beautiful puppy on the Urgent Death Row Dogs Facebook page:

Rock is a wee bit shy but he's a social guy at heart, eager to meet me and sooo happy to be going outside. A little get-to-know-you time, a few delicious treats, some soft petting and sweet talk soon see this gentle, affectionate pup snuggling right into my side and giving me what must surely be the softest kisses ever.

Rock does chase after the ball but prefers a good walk (or should I say bounce, he still has that goofy big-footed puppy thing going on!) and his lovely leash manners and apparent house training are just what you'd expect from such a good boy.

He greets other dogs with easy-going friendship and a happy tail and we're told he gets along well with kids too. Whether your 'pack' includes dogs, kids or even cats, Rock would make the ideal baby brother and yes, he's ready to leave today!

Rock is beautiful, young, healthy and friendly - but his life is about to be snuffed out before he even reaches his first birthday. According to the Facebook page where Rock is being networked, Rock will be killed if he is not spoken for by July 8 (Tuesday).

Please take a moment to network this gorgeous pup's information - before he is lost forever.

Information:

  • Facebook thread here
  • My name is ROCK. My Animal ID # is A1004853
  • Neutered
  • To adopt this dog through the public adoption site, please go to the following link and scroll down to bottom to log in and reserve this dog. There will be a $50 deposit required. http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm
  • Please direct all inquiries about this puppy to the facility

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