Rudolph is barely out of “puppyhood”, but on Saturday afternoon the Manhattan facility of New York Animal Care Centers will end his life. Deemed as a shelter “misfit” there were no presents under the tree awaiting an exciting Christmas morning. There was no warm fire place to snuggle near and although the weather has been frightful, no snowflakes were to be felt on his tongue as he played outside with a loving family.
This young dog leaves the world today wondering what he did wrong. An attendant will lead him down a quiet hall, and within moments a life once full of promise and love will forever be gone.
A volunteer familiar with this pup had this to offer:
“Rudolf looks like a little choir boy in his kennel. He is so gorgeous and angelic looking.He likes caresses, a scratch on his nose and takes duck jerkies gently from my fingers. Outside, though, he pulls , jumps, runs, twirls and plays like he was the only ballerina on stage, one that was not trained at the New City Ballet…He can sit(briefly) for a treat or a ball or a toy, his eyes full of excitement, his tail wagging but springs quickly into his Jack in the Box outfit…Yes, our Rudolf is full of life and needs some curbing to have his enthusiasm channeled into activities dog and owner can fully enjoy together. If you are an active owner and feel that Rudolf would make the ideal pupil for you to train and build into a state of the art pet.”
Sadly, it may be a crime to be an active puppy unlucky enough to have arrived at the Manhattan shelter. Judge for yourself as you watch the video as an animal control officer engages in puppy frolic. Sure Rudolph needs manners, but…
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RUDOLPH ANIMAL ID 16843 MANHATTAN ACC
“Estimated to be 12 mos old, 70 lbs
Large Mixed Breed Cross, WHITE / BROWN MALE
My health has been checked.
My vaccinations are up to date.
My worming is up to date.
I have been microchipped.”
Upon intake, Rudolph was very high energy jumping on counselor and police. Pulling on leash and trying to smell everything. Allowed all handling. Summary:: Rudolph was active, social, and allowed handling. Recommendations:: No children (under 13)
Recommendations comments: No children: Due to the high level of jumping and mouthing seen at the care center, we recommend an adult only home.
Date of intake:: 12/24/2017
Spay/Neuter status:: No
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):: Stray
Date of assessment:: 12/26/2017
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!
Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
**PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! ***
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
(Photos of Rudolph the misfit via Must Love Dogs and Julie Carner)
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