Barely two-years-old, Simba has won the hearts of volunteers and staff alike, at the extremely busy Manhattan’s facility of New York City Animal Care and Control. His owner surrendered the tan and white blend of pit bull and Sharpei because there was “no time” for the wrinkled face, smiling and waggly tail spirited little guy.
On Tuesday, September 23, Simba is scheduled to be euthanized; his previous family’s “no time” may be the end of Simba’s time.
Can anyone help this boy?
A volunteer writes the following about this tan and white sweetheart:
“Simba’s complete devotion to his human is unwavering; he’s a people dog through and through and really delights in being close, enjoying snuggles of all kinds and giving kisses and jumpy stand-up hugs in return. He comes to us from a large family of two adults, three teens and two children, and though Simba’s not one for socializing with his fellow dogs, in a surprise bonus, we’re told he has lived with cats!”
Simba knows his commands, walks well on a leash, loves to give you his paw, and takes treats very gently, however he doesn’t seem to enjoy the company of his canine peers.
“With such a friendly personality, acing his behavior assessment seemed to be a given and words like sociable, soft and calm abound in the handling portion of his exam. Unfortunately, Simba was none too pleased when a strange dog approached and out in the ‘real world’ he makes it clear that he prefers not to be too close to other canines, approaching with a high tail but quickly switching to bark-n-pull mode.”
Therefore Simba has been classified as able to be rescued only by an approved organization, and donations have been pledged to help out with his expenses while qualified personnel work on his social skills with other dogs.
Follow Simba’s Facebook thread by clicking here. His story is an extreme emergency. Additional information can be found by clicking here. When inquiring about Simba, please be sure to reference A1013940.
You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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