Since Monday, Kingston’s bad luck has spiraled into a life and death situation. The eight-year-old Newfoundland blend was brought in on Monday to the Brooklyn facility of New York City’s Animal Care and Control. One look at his face, and your heart melts for this poor soul.
Kingston isn’t going to be easy to rescue; he is listed as New Hope. Sadly Kingston didn’t present with his best paw forward, but surely there are extenuating circumstances. His initial medical examination read:
10/30/2014 Exam Type RE-EXAM – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 76.6 LBS.
QAR, EATING GROWLING DURING HANDLING. NOT SURE IF DUE TO PAIN OR TEMPERAMENT ABLE TO WALK BUT WITH DIFFICULTY A: HIP LUXATION, ARTHRITIS P: RECOMMEND EHR
Kingston entered the shelter on October 27 and is listed as A1018859.
On Wednesday, Kingston’s behavioral assessment didn’t improve much:
“Kingston struggles to stand and to walk. When removed from his kennel he growls, bares teeth, and tries to bite the leash. It is difficult to know how much of this behavior may be due to pain. Due to his mobility challenges and painful response, Kingston is not an appropriate candidate to receive a SAFER assessment at this time. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can address the medical concerns and then re-evaluate Kingston’s behavior in a stable home environment.”
Volunteers and advocates are hoping an appropriate rescue organization will step forward and rescue this dog to correctly assess his medical needs. A Facebook page can be found by clicking here as dog lovers pledge funds to help an approved rescue afford the medical care Kingston will need. Why must Kingston die alone in a back room of an overcrowded and often impersonal shelter? No dog deserves that terrible fate.
A volunteer asked the following:
“I wonder how long they have let Kingston suffer after using the stun gun on him? Did they even look in on him? Kingston is a Newfoundland who suffers from arthritis – is that a reason to die? NO, it is a reason to show some compassion and kindness. Kingston needs someone to open up their heart to him right now. Instead of a concrete floor, this boy needs a comfy bed with a nice person petting him and telling him HE IS WORTH IT!”
For more information on adopting from the New York City Animal Care & Control, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpetsondeathrow.org/must-read/ or email the Urgent Help Desk at urgentassistanceNYC@gmail.com. Their experienced volunteers can assist you with rescues and the application process.
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