Update 8/14/17: Achilles has been saved!!
Achilles, the smiling dog currently being held at the New York Animal Care and Control Manhattan facility, has no idea that this is his last night to be alive. The four-year-old dog is on the “to be destroyed” list dated August 12, 2017.
Achilles is described as an easy-going, friendly dog who has captured the heart of volunteers. A volunteer wrote:
It was pouring, so I asked Achilles if he really wanted to go out in that mess, and his answer was a resounding ‘YES’. He’s such a good sport, seems to be housetrained, has lovely leash manners, and didn’t mind being tethered for pictures, even in the wet. He smiles, and every once in a while his upper lip gets caught in a tooth–talk about goofy-looking! Tail waggy and friendly, he pulls towards other dogs we see, ready to have a play date.
Good sport, house-trained and lovely leash manners are no match for kennel cough. Yes, Achilles has come down with the common virus which impacts so many shelter dogs – often the virus is enough to put an otherwise sweet dog on the list to be killed.
Achilles urgently needs help – the following information is for people who are interested in saving this dog’s life.
Facebook thread here.
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues.
If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.
More photos and additional information about Achilles at this link.
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