Update: Layla has until 5:00. Please keep her story out there and help save her life.
Layla is on death row scheduled for humane euthanasia on Tuesday afternoon at the Brooklyn facility of Animal Care Centers of New York City. It’s not that Layla isn’t an affectionate snugly pup, and it’s not that all adoption care centers aren’t promoting adoptions; it’s that no one has come for this sweetheart. The shelter suggests Layla has special needs. Does Layla know? Who can be sure, but she won’t let go of the only thing she has left in this word – her stuffy. She carries the toy down the street and through the yard.
Once upon a time, Layla played with five young children – the little ones aged two and seven were her favorites; she followed them everywhere. Barely out of “puppyhood,” Layla needs time to unwind, patience and love in order to become a model canine citizen. A volunteer writes:
“Layla is a super beautiful lady that has not been well socialized with strangers. She was very reserved and nervous with me initially but on our most recent walk really came out of her shell! She loves to play with toys and carried a stuffy with her our entire walk (of course getting lots of compliments from passersby). She seems housebroken, has been easy on leash, and knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw.’. She’s previously lived harmoniously with children of all ages and spending time with them was her favorite thing. She might need a little work, but I have no doubt that she will be a very loyal, loving companion!”
Follow Layla’s Facebook page here or here. Gentle, playful and careful with the children, her family called her a model pet, but she was one of too many pets, and since the family only had her with them for six-months, and didn’t want to spend their time socializing her, Layla drew the short straw. In other words, she was the last one in, and the first one out. Already house and crate trained and easygoing, but reported to need some patience helping her with her manners, this youngster could be someone’s best friend. Layla has been recommended to be placed with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification – namely force-free and positive reinforcement. It is also recommended her behavior be re-evaluated once in a stable home environment before she is adopted.
Adoptable dogs can be RESERVED via http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm. If you can, get to the NYC ACC ‘in person’ within 48 hours to complete the adoption process and bring home your dog. If you cannot get to the shelter in person, please message Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs for assistance with filling out applications with rescues to foster or adopt both publicly adoptable or ‘Rescue Only’ dogs.
The tragic reality for today lists 13 dogs slated to die because their humans let them down. Having a puppy, a grown dog or a senior is a life long commitment. Everyone suffers here; just look into Layla’s eyes. Today might very well be the last time her light shines. Share her plight with approved rescues, friends, family and social media contacts. Her time is short, and all she has is US. When inquiring about Layla, be sure to reference A1113134.
Photo of Layla holding her stuffy via Must Love Dogs Saving NYC Dogs
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