My Project 365: A Dog A Day (Day 5) URGENT!

Due to the urgent nature of this message, I am posting a few hours early.

Day 5

My Project 365: A Dog A Day

I will select a dog a day to share here.

A dog that is sheltered or fostered in the continental US.

A dog that needs a loving home.

A dog that wants a second chance.


***ATTENTION*** SIMBA/DONATELLA (ID# 919261) is on TONIGHT’S (1/4/12) euthanasia list & will be put down TOMORROW MORNING (1/5/12) if not adopted*** How unbelievably heartbreaking to see this poor boy back at the shelter and back on the euthanasia list.  He was recently adopted and then quickly returned (less than one week), as the adopter indicated that he “had no time to train” the pup.  HE IS ONLY 6 MONTHS OLD…!  Please help SIMBA (renamed DONATELLA) to live.  He should not die simply because humans gave up on him.  NOTE: SIMBA/DONATELLA is not available for direct adoption from the shelter; meaning, you’ll need a rescue group to facilitate the adoption. Therefore, if you are interested in adopting him please let us know ASAP so that we may help you to connect you with rescue groups that can facilitate the adoption. Please e-mail Located at the Manhattan Animal Care & Control in NYC. PLEASE SHARE!  Thank you.  Shelter info below.


[shelter info at bottom of post]

Meet SIMBA!!!

ID# 919261


6 months

40 lbs

A Volunteer Writes:  “Now, where should this pup be? In a cage, in a shelter or running in the grass and waiting for his first snow?  You know the answer…..So, come and get this super delicious youngster with puzzled eyes and big paws. Simba is a gorgeous orange pumpkin, a little too thin for his size but with a beautiful coat. Simba walks very nicely on the leash. He got quite a good comments from passer bys amazed at his good behavior and housetraining skills. Indeed, Simba is a good puppy who by the way, aced his behavioral evaluation.  Simba is playful, runs after the ball and releases it in my hand. He is very friendly and as the still needy puppy he is, loves to cuddle on my lap for hugs and kisses. Simba is a little jewel. He is at the Manhattan shelter, dreaming of and hoping to leave very soon with his forever family.”  

This dog is located at the Manhattan AC&C (326 E 110th Street, NYC 10029). Please act quickly and GO DIRECTLY TO THE SHELTER to adopt (open 7 days per week from 8AM-7PM, adoptions opens at noon). If the dog is on the euthanasia list, you must CALL THE SHELTER to let them know that you are coming (212-722-4939 keep hitting 0 until someone picks up. Do not leave a message when the recording picks up — keep hitting 0 until your hear a voice!). If you absolutely cannot get to the shelter, please contact participating rescue groups to see if they can assist you:

On behalf of the dog before you, THANK YOU!

Him, Again

There it was.

2 little words and my heart stopped.

The world stopped.

 I couldn’t breathe.

My hands began to shake.

Him, again.

The one from the fairy tale.

The careless one.

What can he want?

What do I do?

What do I say?

He wants to assuage his guilt.

There is nothing to do.

There is little to say.

My heart is cold.

I am shattered glass,

Though, I will go and I will listen.

For it is not my closure but his.

Mine was drawn out in solitude.

Then tomorrow will be like it was again

 And he will be gone.

Not wanting me.

Not loving me.

Now I will know his reasons.

Please let him not say,

“You were too much.”


I could not bear.