Death row dog was abandoned by former owner

Death row dog – former owner tied him to a pole and walked away

A handsome, tail-wagging, love-seeking dog has found himself in a life-or-death situation through no fault of his own. The dog, dubbed “Oscar,” was found tied to a pole in the Bronx (New York) and now he is on death row at the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan.

Notes on Oscar’s pet profile explain how the abandoned dog was left by an apparently heartless former owner:

The Police were called and they were told by someone that the owner tied Oscar up and told them they didn’t want him anymore. The officers stated Oscar is nice but flinches a little when you go to pet him but he allowed them to untie him and Oscar jumped into their patrol car.

Now Oscar is among the dogs in danger of being put down – even though he has done nothing wrong. Volunteer notes explain this pint-sized pup’s personality, as observed in the shelter facility:

Full of the curious playfulness of puppyhood and all the trusting loyalty of a well-socialized pet, he’s keen to explore and to love on his people and makes for the most wonderful sharing-is-caring partner when it comes to games of fetch or tug. A cinch to leash, seemingly house trained and a breeze to walk (though he does literally stick to my side at times), Oscar meets other pups with friendly good manners no matter what their size. Toys, snacks and snuggles (in that order) are the things that make his world go round and when he offers up a pleading head-tilt it’s impossible not to shower him with treats and praise.

Oscar will make someone a wonderful companion – if that someone is found in time. Please help Oscar make it out of the facility alive by sharing his adoption information.

  • Full adoption information at NYC Urgent Pets on Death Row website here
  • OSCAR – A1104593
  • March 1: STATUS UPDATE *** This dog is on the list to be destroyed, and there is no time to waste. If you can foster/adopt, message the Urgent help desk at helpdogs@urgentpodr.org.

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17 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    HEARTLESS OWNER For Sure!!! At the very least OSCAR Wasn’t turned over to a group of thugs to be used as a BAIT DOG to be torn to Shreds while alive…. But the NEXT WORST THING…. His hope (POSSIBLY ONLY HOPE) is Bully Dog Rescue… I for sure hope someone who would value this little guy STEPS UP RIGHT AWAY!!

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  2. John says:

    Some one should Tie Him to a Pole. Will someone Please Adopt this Sweet Dog before it’s to Late. I Hate Stupid Dumb Heartless People that do this to a Defenseless Dog.

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    • Roselyne CORNETTE says:

      Moi aussi, pourquoi les sortir de la rue pour les tuer après, n’importe quoi….. J’ai le coeur brisé.

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  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    Why human beings do these things is simply because they can! The loser in this is in this case Oscar he is a very handsome boy! The fact he flinches shows that he was hit by whomevet! For this cute boy and the thousands of other cute kids that die in shelters everyday it’s heartbreaking! But for the grace of a home go others as well! We are working very hard toward a day when there will be no more death row kids! No kill shelters!

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  4. Denise says:

    Here we go again, beautiful loyal animal abandoned, obviously went through pain with the botch job on his ears, but yet still nothing but love! I have to implore that a Bully rescue or another rescue would step up for him. This is another dog that is showing what he is made of! PLEASE!!!!!!

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  5. Debbie Dearmore says:

    I hope and pray somebody got to him in time. Poor baby. So sad. Why do they have to kill these poor babies. That is as bad as killing us old people when nobody wants us. So sad

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  6. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    What a rotten “individual” He needs to go straight to jail. Thank You for saving this poor baby. He deserves to live not be killed. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    NYCACC will do NOTHING but euthanize Oscar – Risa Weinstock is the brutal, uncaring Director who has the compassion of a box of rocks – Unless some kind goodhearted person steps up, Oscar has no chance. PLEASE someone step up and rescue Oscar from death – he deserves MUCH better.

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  8. Solveig Pettersson says:

    SAVE THE BEAUTIFUL OSKAR !!! HE DESERVES Ä HAPPY LIFE !! HE LOOKS VERY SWEET SND GENTLE ???????????????????? NO DOGS SHALL BE MURDERED THEY SHALL BE SAVED !!!! ALL KILLCENTER MUST BE STOPPED !!!HATE IT ???????????? WHISH YOU LUCK OSKAR AND A BIG HUG FROM SWEDEN ????????????????????????

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