RESCUED! Many thanks to everyone who shared the story of this incredible pooch.
The only constant in Lito’s life at Brooklyn’s New York City’s public shelter has been his “stuffie.” He cuddles with it, he rubs against it and when a volunteer offers to play with him, he grabs his toy. His short life has been summed up as follows:
“IMAGINE A ‘STUFFIE’ BEING THE ONLY THING IN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAD TO LOVE — IMAGINE NOBODY LOVED YOU … This sweet, sweet boy has sat there for weeks peeking his nose through the bars that keep him confined. His tail wagging, his eyes look up with such hope as each person passes him by – but nobody picked him. Lito plays happily with other dogs and is average rated (will fit into just about any home). So today he is out of time simply because he is homeless. This dog IS ONLY 12 MONTHS – AND WILL BE KILLED SHORTLY AT NYCACC – BROOKLYN, NY.”
A Facebook page for Lito can be followed here. Please note that dogs placed on “death row” only get 18 hours to be shared and rescued. With a holiday weekend approaching, Lito’s chances become slimmer, but not before volunteers get one more chance to sing this little guy’s praises. According to Rachel Bennett, who has interacted with Lito, here’s a first hand peek into this playful dog’s personality:
“I have walked Lito a couple of times, and he’s out of this world beautiful! Though he’s very friendly and sweet, he’s a big boy and can be a lot of dog at times (a bit pully on the leash). He is very house trained and seems highly trainable! I love the way he’s always sleeping on the bars of his cage so he doesn’t miss anything!”
Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Euthanasia begins at 1:00 p.m. Be the difference for Lito.
“My name is LITO. My Animal ID # is A1106806. Brooklyn Center, NY. I am a NEUTERED male tan and white am pit bull ter mix, approx 12 months old, weight 69 lbs, rated Average (will fit into just about any home)”
LITO A1106806 is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon of April 13th
(Photos and video courtesy of Julie Carner and Must Love Dogs)
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