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The heartbreak of being left behind, dog surrendered after 6 years with family

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For six years, Golda had a home and a family. Everything changed for Golda on the day that her family decided to surrender her to the New York Animal Care and Control in Manhattan.

According to notes at the facility, Golda's prior family stated that she lived with three teenagers and two adults, as well as another dog; the family noted that their dog "loved to play."

Golda has charmed volunteers at the facility. One volunteer wrote:

It's hard to put into words what makes Golda so special...she's loving and needy, timid but friendly, well-behaved yet occasionally impish, full of grace and heartache and incredibly grateful for any attention she can get. I've fallen deeply in love with this precious girl and was moved almost to tears by her sad, gentle spirit...she is priceless, a one-in-a-million dog. Golda greets me with kisses and tail wags and she brings new meaning to the phrase 'velcro dog'!

Literally all she wants right now is to stick as close to humans as possible and once we're outside she quickly jumps onto the seats and nestles tight into my side, her head resting on my lap as I gently stroke her ears.

Playful, special, friendly and gentle are not enough to save Golda - she needs to be noticed by someone who has the ability to save her from a terrible fate at the animal control facility.

Please take a moment to network Golda's information, before this special girl is lost forever.

  • Petharbor link here
  • ID#A0991212
  • (212) 788-4000
  • Age 6 years/female Pit bull mix
  • Facebook thread here

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