Death Row Dogs in URGENT Need

Below are photos of shelter dogs who will likely be put to sleep tomorrow if they are not taken out of one of NYC’s Animal Care & Control facilities ASAP.

Every day the three New York City branches of its underfunded Animal Care & Control take in dozens of dogs. Because of lack of space, many adoptable dogs are put down each day. Strays are held for 72-hours if they are older than 4-weeks. Any animal under 4-weeks old can be put down upon intake. Animals surrendered by their owners can be put down at any time, but in most cases they are given more than 24-hours. Each evening, AC&C disseminates a list of several dozen dogs that are scheduled to be euthanized, many as soon as the following morning. Urgent Part 2 posts pleas for these dogs on Facebook. Each evening, AC&C disseminates a list of several dozen dogs that are scheduled to be euthanized, many as soon as the following morning. Urgent Part 2 posts pleas for these dogs on Facebook. We’ve embedded their pleas below.

Hover over a photo of the dogs below to get information on their health, needs and temperament. If they are still alive, they are available for adoption or fostering. Some might have kennel cough, but that is treatable and not grave; kennel cough is an upper respiratory infection frequently caught in shelters with poor ventilation. It is common and treatable, but any illness can be enough to land a dog a date with the “blue juice.”

The shelters are open 7 days a week. The adoption centers are open from 12pm to 7pm. If you’re calling after 8PM regarding a dog set to be euthanized in the morning, you can have the process expedited by contacting one of the local rescue groups approved to “pull” animals from the euthanasia list. For more on Urgent Part 2, please visit http://www.facebook.com/Urgentdeathrowdogs.

School For The Dogs offers a free dog training phone consultation to any foster parent or adopter who pulls a dog from Urgent Part 2.

 

6 Responses

  1. Laura

    February 12, 2014 3:12 pm

    2 days ago I started fostering for a safe haven. It breaks my heart to realize how many animals are put to sleep on a daily basis. I never realized how big of an issue this was until I was looking for buy another dog to be a companion for my dog and saw fosters were needed. I am so blessed and thankful to be helping save some lives. I hope more shelters turn into safe places for animals until they find their forever homes!

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