Adorable Merlin, described below, is PAST HIS PTS DATE!!! Needs to find his forever home or rescue NOW!!! Please help!!! If you find you are not in a position to help now, please share his information quickly! Thank you. The shelter lists the following information:
MALE, WHITE, POODLE MIN MIX, 13 yrs
STRAY - STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition NONE Intake Date 06/12/2012, From NY 10458, DueOut Date 06/15/2012,
Medical Behavior Evaluation BLUE
Medical Summary Scan negative Barh Geriatric Mild nucleasclerosis Severe dental tartar,gingivitis,halitosi
A volunteer writes: Merlin reminds me of a student the teacher never calls upon... frantically raising his hand to be heard.... Merlin stands on his two hinds in his kennel asking to be taken out, to go for a walk, to be in the company of a human....I can only imagine how lost and desperate he must have been, attached to the entrance of Metro North...Merlin is an amazing little dog. As soon as I opened his den's door, he hopped right into my arms. Such a tiny thing...13 year old ????? Merlin walks like a young man. He is a bouncy little Poodle. He "goes" as soon as we hit the street. He is friendly to passer bys who can not believe he is 13. He seems to like other dogs. I am amazed by the energy I see in Merlin and by his desire to "live life" as a youngster. Merlin is a great trooper. Thirteen is the new Five.... Merlin is at the
RESCUE CONTACTS & INFORMATION for potential Fosters and Adopters, NYACC
DO NOT call and say you are adopting unless you truly intend on physically going to the shelter to adopt the dog. It ties up phones lines and is a waste of the staff's time to explain the adoption procedure over the phone for someone who is purposely not going to show up. They need every free second of their time to answer calls, assist actual adopters, process intakes, and care for the animals. More importantly, they will note the dog’s file that an adopter is en route which will prevent an actual adopter from saving the dog. This is considered a "fake adoption" hold and that is how dogs fall through the cracks and end up being killed.
DO NOT e-mail unless serious about adopting and ONLY if you are able to GO TO the shelter in-person. Please do not email for status updates... the only thing you will accomplish is spamming their in boxes and causing REAL adopter emails to go un-noticed.
For more information on adopting, please visit their website: urgentdeathrowdogs.org and click on “How You Can Help.” There are also helpful links with information on each main album description.