Hank has been freed. On Wednesday afternoon, the betrayed pooch, who had no idea he created such a social media buzz saving his life, took his freedom walk out of Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center thanks to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Hank’s story hasn’t been simple. Everyone thought he had been adopted months ago, but on October 19, Hank was found wandering the streets and brought back to the shelter labeled as a “stray.”
The reality for the happy pooch named Hank is he faced euthanasia back in March 2017 at the Brooklyn Care Center for New York City Animal Care. His favorite past time had always been lying in the playground and watching everything that was happening around him. Hank loved carrying around his stuffed toy. After Pet Rescue Report told his story and posted his photos, thousands of readers and animal advocates shared his story. Despite the happy photo from March showing Hank adopted with his smiling “pet parent,” no one knows what happened. No one knows how he became a stray on the street again, but his future looked bleak as the 1:00 p.m. deadline closed in on Sunday evening, October 29.
“FRIENDS – I HAVE A HEARTBREAKING UPDATE! OUR BELOVED HANK WAS FOUND AS A ‘STRAY’ on 10/19/17! He touched so many hearts and had so many people wanting to adopt him, but some uncaring irresponsible POS betrayed his trust and threw him on the streets,”
posted an animal advocate.”
And again, Pet Rescue Report posted his photo and told his story; this time a lot sadder and much more desperate.
“Hello, my name is Hank
My animal id is #10234
I am a desexed male gray dog at the
Manhattan Animal Care Center
The shelter thinks I am about 1 years old, 50 lbs
Came in shelter as a stray Oct. 19, 2017
Hank is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper respiratory Disease Complex. He will most likely will require in home care with antibiotics and is contagious to other dogs. He received an Experience behavior determination.”
And then it happened. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up, procured a foster home and posted the news on the organization’s Facebook page:
“We got tons of messages about Hank today, so know he is SAFE!! Please honor your pledges at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t know Hank’s full story, but we do know he was on the euth list back in March & was adopted only to end up back as a “stray” after being found on the streets of NYC! Pitiful this gorgeous young dog almost lost his life twice!!! He’s a year old! He’s going to an amazing foster home, but still needs a forever!”
For everyone who pledged to help with Hank’s expenses, donations can be sent via:
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028
Stop by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and check out the amazing stories for so many dogs who never would have had a chance if not for all of the generous advocates and volunteers. Buy a shirt, volunteer, adopt or help to spread the news; everyone is welcome and all the help is appreciated.
Photos of Hank betrayed courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
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Read the previous article here about Hank having been betrayed again.