Daily Archives: December 17, 2010

Always happy to help dogs like Gotti, any other shelters or rescues, let me know and I’ll post your fur buddies too!

 

From the desk of Bruised not Broken;
Good morning! Meet GOTTI (ID#A878260)!! This GORGEOUS 1-year-old boy is NEUTERED, scored beautifully on his behavior test (a “mild”) and is SO LOVED BY THE VOLUNTEERS who are desperate to see him adopted into a loving home!! BNB Family – GOTTI NEEDS OUR HELP. He has been at that shelter far too long (over a month!) and is barely …getting by at this point – it is cruel and unusual to keep an animal caged up for so long in a place like that shelter….HE NEEDS OUT. THAT PLACE IS KILLING HIS BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT (and of course, will likely get him physically sick at any moment, too). While BNB has not met GOTTI, we are told that he is WONDERFUL! And clearly AMAZINGLY HANDSOME, as well!! Please, if interested in adopting GOTTI, call or go directly to the MANHATTAN ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL ASAP – and/or let us know ASAP (Shelter info: 320 110th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue, phone number 212-722-4939). PLEASE CROSS-POST! THANK YOU! Bio below, and video here! http://animoto.com/play/VmNHtGqk1pgs9NxxnQKOWw

A volunteer writes: Gotti is a stunning light tan 1 year old who was surrendered by his owner as he was too strong for her. I had Gotti out this morning, and I am not a big woman and did not have any problem with him. He is playful and still has some puppy in him, and at 63 pounds I can understand how this might be allot, but he is all love and affection so what could be bad. His previous owner also stated that he is housebroken (confirmed), and not good with children. I did not have the opportunity to see him with children, but it just might be that he is a big fellow who wants to have fun and doesn’t get his own size. Gotti was very funny in that when he saw me reaching for a treat, he sat down in anticipation of the treat. I didn’t even have to say sit! Very cute! Gotti is gorgeous, affectionate and fun and will be great with an active family who can give him exercise and lots of love. He is neutered and ready to go home today!! Come to Manhattan and ask to meet Gotti now!
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Twas the night before christmas, a story for shelter pits.

T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THEY LIVED ALL ALONE, NOT AN OWNER OR FAMILY, JUST CELLS MADE FROM STONE. I HAD ENTERED THE BUILDING WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS STRANGE HOME MAY LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE… NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE! NO STOCKING ON THE MANTLE, NO MANTLE AT ALL… JUST PICTURES OF LONELY PIT BULLS PLASTERED THE HALL,

IT WAS A SOBER THOUGHT THAT THEN ENTERED MY MIND, THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT FELT COLD AND UNKIND, THE ROOM AT THE END SEEMED LIKE THE LAST PLACE TO GO, AND THE DOGS LOOKED SO SAD THEIR EYES PLEADED TO ROAM. THEN I SAW ONE LAY SLEEPING, SILENT AND ALONE, CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR, IN HIS ONE BEDROOM HOME. HIS FACE WAS SO GENTLE, NOT HOW I THOUGHT THEY’RE BRED, I’LL NEVER FORGET HOW HIS FUR WAS STAINED RED!

CURLED UP ON A TOWEL, THE FLOOR FOR A BED. ALL THESE DOGS HAD FAMILIES BATTLED FOR THEIR SAFE RETURN, YET SO SADLY THEY LOST, THE DOGS ENDED UP HERE IN A PLACE COLD AS THE FROST. SOON ROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY AND GROWN UPS WOULD CELEBRATE, A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY. THEY ALL ENJOYED HAVING THEIR FAMILY NEAR, UNLIKE THE DOGS I SEE, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE. I COULDN’T HELP WONDER, HOW MANY LAY ALONE, ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE, IN A PLACE FAR FROM HOME.

THE THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, AND I DIDN’T QUITE KNOW WHY, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES, AND STARTED TO CRY. THE PIT BULL AWAKENED, CAME OVER TO GREET, HE CAME CLOSE AND KISSED ME AND PRANCED ON CUT FEET, THE LOOK IN HIS EYES SAID “SANTA DON’T CRY… THEY ALL SEEM TO HATE ME AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. I’D NEVER BITTEN, I’D NEVER RUN FREE, STILL THEY SCOLDED, SHOOK FINGERS AND SAID MEAN THINGS  TO ME.THEY STARVED ME, THEY BEAT ME, I WALKED CIRCLES ON CHAINS, I WALKED A PATH IN THAT DIRT, THEY EVEN LET ME GET MANGE. STILL I DIDN’T QUESTION, DIDN’T THINK I DESERVED MORE!

FINALLY HE LAID DOWN AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN’T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP. I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS SO SILENT AND STILL, WE BOTH BEGAN TO SHIVER, FROM THE COLD WINTER CHILL. I WANTED TO SAVE HIM WITH ALL OF MY WILL. I COULDN’T LEAVE I JUST STOOD THERE SO STILL. MY HEART WENT OUT TO HIM ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, THIS POOR INJURED DOG THAT HAD BEEN FORCED TO FIGHT.  THEN I KNEW I MUST CARRY ON, I MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT, IT IS HARD BUT I MUST PRESS ON TO FINISH THIS NIGHT.  SO I BENT DOWN AND WHISPERED “MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, I STROKED HIS EAR, KISSED HIM AND PATTED HIS HEAD.  EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME MY MIND GOES TO THAT PLACE, I REMEMBER THE DOG WITH THE STAINED BLOOD RED FACE. I WISH THAT THESE HUMANS COULD SEE ITS NEVER THE DOG, BUT THE OWNER, THE ABUSER, THE THUG THAT IS WRONG. IT IS THEM WHO SHOULD PAY, NOT THE DOG ON THAT FLOOR, LEFT ALONE CHRISTMAS DAY, HE DESERVED A FAMILY AND SO MUCH MORE! THEY ALL DO!

-ANONYMOUS-

-Apitome-


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