It's the latest trend; irresponsible owners are turning in their pets to city animal shelters stating they have "no time." Senior, neutered orange domestic cat named "Lookie" will run out of time if an adopter, foster, or rescue doesn't show up at the Brooklyn facility of New York City Animal Care and Control very soon.
Lookie is in grave danger of being euthanized. He has been at the shelter since June 17; since he is a surrendered cat, he can be led to death at any moment.
Is "I have no time" to care for a pet an excuse to rationalize that companion animals are disposable? His owner gave Lookie up at 11-years-old; doubtful poor guy has ever lived with anyone else.
This senior's medical summary indicates he has been de-clawed and is having some dental discomfort. Lookie allows all handling, except where his paws are sore.
A Facebook thread has been organized and animal advocates are helping to raise funds for Lookie's expenses towards a qualified rescue organization. This cat's evaluation allows him to be adopted by an individual if interested.
For more information on adopting from the New York City Animal Care & Control, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpetsondeathrow.org/must-read/
For more information on a particular cat, email firstname.lastname@example.org but only if serious about adopting, and only if you are able to go to the shelter in-person. Please do not email for status updates; the only thing you will accomplish is spamming their in-boxes and causing legitimate adopter emails to go unnoticed.
Contact the NYC ACC at (212) 788-4000 for further automated instructions.
A volunteer helping to spread Lookie's plight through social media sums up what most animal advocates feel as they spend their time, money, and effort trying to help:
" I will never understand the "no time" excuse....we have 7 kitties and both of us run our own businesses! Please save this lovely -he deserves to live!"
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