On Sept. 17, Star, a five-year-old gentle pit bull mix was surrendered to the Manhattan Care Center by her former owner of three years for "personal problems." Sadly, Star is in danger of being euthanized on Monday, so we must act quickly and help Star find a safe home.
A volunteer who spent time with Star, A0979290, tells us how sad the dog looked at she rested in her kennel with her patchy coat and her missing eyelashes. When taken outdoors, Star immediately relieved herself and sat quietly although some gentle coaxing brought her around with tail wags and gentle kisses.
"Star did not want my treats but eventually, her body started to rotate and her face begun (sp) to face me. I petted her and she rewarded me with a kiss.
I was glad. My eyes filled with tears and Star licked my cheeks...Dogs are unique, genuine. They are truly our friends!!!"
Listed on the Urgent Death Row Dogs, Star hasn't had many "shares" but we're not giving up on because her evaluation came back fine, and this calm and easy to handle dog needs attention and love.
Every dog in any shelter across the nation touches our hearts. Please share Star's story with your friends, family and co-workers. Someone must be looking for a wonderful new companion. Watch her video, and forward to all dog lovers.
Please click here for additional information. Please note that funds have been pledged for eligible rescue organizations to help Star. (The website for the Manhattan Animal Care Center, as of Sunday evening is not working.) Please use contact information provided above or call (212) 788-4000.
Other dogs in dire need of immediate foster homes, permanent homes, or rescue can be seen by clicking here.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.
Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at email@example.com.