Death row dog – former owner tied him to a pole and walked away March 2, 2017/17 Comments/in Adoptable dogs /by Penny EimsA handsome, tail-wagging, love-seeking dog has found himself in a life-or-death situation through no fault of his own. The dog, dubbed “Oscar,” was found tied to a pole in the Bronx (New York) and now he is on death row at the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan. Notes on Oscar’s pet profile explain how the abandoned dog was left by an apparently heartless former owner: The Police were called and they were told by someone that the owner tied Oscar up and told them they didn’t want him anymore. The officers stated Oscar is nice but flinches a little when you go to pet him but he allowed them to untie him and Oscar jumped into their patrol car. Now Oscar is among the dogs in danger of being put down – even though he has done nothing wrong. Volunteer notes explain this pint-sized pup’s personality, as observed in the shelter facility: Full of the curious playfulness of puppyhood and all the trusting loyalty of a well-socialized pet, he’s keen to explore and to love on his people and makes for the most wonderful sharing-is-caring partner when it comes to games of fetch or tug. A cinch to leash, seemingly house trained and a breeze to walk (though he does literally stick to my side at times), Oscar meets other pups with friendly good manners no matter what their size. Toys, snacks and snuggles (in that order) are the things that make his world go round and when he offers up a pleading head-tilt it’s impossible not to shower him with treats and praise. Oscar will make someone a wonderful companion – if that someone is found in time. Please help Oscar make it out of the facility alive by sharing his adoption information. Full adoption information at NYC Urgent Pets on Death Row website here OSCAR – A1104593 March 1: STATUS UPDATE *** This dog is on the list to be destroyed, and there is no time to waste. If you can foster/adopt, message the Urgent help desk at email@example.com. National Dog News on Facebook at this link.