On Saturday afternoon, Arlington is scheduled to be euthanized at the Brooklyn facility of the New York City Animal Care Centers. The four-year-old bully and Labrador retriever mix had been abandoned when his family moved away; his humans moved the furniture but never returned for their dogs. According to shelter notes, Arlington is rated “rescue only.”
“They say he has not acclimated well to the kennel environment. They are lying,” states shelter personnel, and now an all out campaign to save a young dog’s life has been launched.
Arlington’s story began when he and his brother Fuzzy thought they were going onto their next adventure, but when the truck pulled away, and they waited and waited for their family to return, both dogs were finally taken to the Brooklyn shelter. Fuzzy was lucky; he was adopted quickly, but Arlington looks like a pitty and nobody wanted him. Sad and lonely, he waits to die.
What do we know about Arlington? Check out video #1:
A volunteer writes the following:
“Arlington might need a moment or two to loosen up, but once he does you’ll find you have a new shining star in your universe! He is SO sweet that my heart swells just thinking about him. He wiggles his entire back end when we make eye contact and does a little happy dance with his front paws before shimmying my way and continues to shimmy as he leans against me for pets, ensuring no spot is left un-pet! He pulls on leash, seems housebroken, and bats his paws in the air for treats before I can even ask (it’s the cutest! he knows “sit” and “down” too). He LOVES toys and will drop them in my lap when he’s ready for me to throw them again. He has a smile that belongs in the pages of calendars and topples over for belly rubs like there’s no tomorrow. He is a big lug AND a big love.”
Check out video #2:
Volunteers say Arlington in getting “railroaded” by the shelter. Check out video#3 and see if you agree; this dog is easy to handle and deserves a new life instead of a needle in his leg forever putting out his flame of life.
Time is running out for this dog. Follow his Facebook page here.
TO SAVE ARLINGTON, please post here for assistance. Death row pups only get 18 hours to find a home. Killing starts at 1:00.
ARLINGTON, ID # 16683, Estimated To Be 4 Years Old, 74.4 lbs.
Brooklyn cc, Brown, Unaltered Male
Came to the Shelter as: Stray
Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only
SHELTER ASSESSMENT – Date of assessment:: 12/26/2017 (not assessed).
Summary: Arlington went outside for a walk and became timid and curious, he displayed stiff body language, whale eyes and hard barking at one of the handlers. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: NEW HOPE ONLY
Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable
Recommendations:: No young children (under 5),Place with a New Hope partner
STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://
Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)nycacc.org
Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
(Photos and video courtesy of Must Love Dogs and NYC ACC)
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