Harbour is scheduled to die on Saturday at the Brooklyn shelter for the Animal Care Centers of New York City.

16.07.2017 UPDATE: RESCUED – SAFE!

Her story is sad and not unlike so many of the innocent victims who don’t get a second chance at life; too many times because they were stressed, and therefore their poor behavior assessments limited their chances for rescue.

And so it happens with a black Japanese chin and pekingese mix pooch. Found as a stray on July 11, and estimated to be ten years young, her life is about to be terminated.

Obviously the stress of shelter life has quickly taken its toll on this tiny ten-pound pooch. At intake, she was very social and allowed all handling.

Since then she has only permitted minimal handling and requires a slow approach. Now she is expecting the worse and snaps at shelter personnel when approached.

Upon intake Harbour was relaxed and friendly with a loose wiggly body and open mouth, she allowed the counselor to pick her up and allowed collaring and photo to be taken.

Further assessment has reported she is shy around other dogs but tolerant. Because of her disposition, she is only able to be released to a New Hope rescue organization. Indeed this tiny frightened dog needs a miracle today. Can you help? A Facebook page can be followed here.

Share Harbour’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. She only has us! Shelter volunteers added the following observations:

LIMITED VISION, 10 YEAR OLD~HARBOUR*
Brooklyn NY *Rescue Only* TO BE DESTROYED July 15
Harbour was relaxed and friendly with a loose wiggly body and open mouth, she allowed the counselor to pick her up and allowed collaring and photo to be taken.
Behavior Eval Summary: Due to Harbour’s behavior in the care center and sensitivity to touch, we are not performing a handling assessment at this time. Playgroup Summary: Harbour mostly keeps to herself in a group of small male and female dogs. She is tolerant of the other dogs’ face to face greetings.

For more information how to rescue this dog, click here: Urgent Dogs Help Desk Form

For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues.

If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email helpdogs@urgentpodr.org. Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.

Interested fosters and rescue organizations must follow instructions to save this dog. Make sure to reference #A118155 when making requesting information.

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