A three-year-old Maltese mix named Billy, may seem like a happy-go-lucky little pooch, but there is little doubt his former owners failed him time and time again. Whenever the dog’s owners felt they couldn’t deal with their playful and strong willed little one, they would surrender him to the Animal Care Centers of New York City. And seven times, little Billy was a resident of the shelter, however each time the mandatory 72 hour hold period was about to expire, the dog’s owners would show up and reclaim him – that is until the seventh time.
“The last 2 or 3 times they dumped Billy at the shelter he became very stressed and agitated; obviously Billy’s owners’ actions were completely negligent and affecting Billy greatly. The 7th time Billy was again dumped in the shelter, the staff reached out to us and asked if we could possibly help Billy,” reported co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
On the final time as Billy’s 72-hold expired, it became an emergency situation, and the energetic, but confused pooch was finally whisked away from the shelter environment forever. He has been medically treated for past injuries and is now ready to be adopted.
“This nine pound dog gets along fine with other dogs and children over five. He is ready to start his new life,” happily announced Jackie.
Anyone interested in giving this adorable little guy a loving home, please apply here.
(Photos of Maltese courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Friday, December 23, 2016