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This Girl Needs A New Home Soon, Or Else ...

A cute, affectionate black and white dog was found wandering around Clinton. Madison police officers are trying to help find her a forever home. If she doesn't find a new home soon, she will have to be killed.

 

This information is from the Madison and Clinton Police Departments:

The Clinton, Connecticut Animal Control Department is looking for a forever home for a female canine.

The canine is believed to be a pit bull, is approximately 1-2 years old, had a litter of puppies at some point, approximately 35-40lbs, brown and white in color, a short / fine coat, friendly with humans, loves attention from people, affectionate, pulls slightly on leash but settles in after a few minutes of walking, has no name, appears to have basic obedience (sit, stay, paw), no known health problems, and not spayed.

The Clinton Animal Control Officer found the canine wondering around the town a few weeks ago, it is believed she was dumped or abandoned.  The canine is currently being held at the Madison Police Department dog shelter and is visited several times a day by the Clinton Animal Control Officer, Madison Animal Control Officers, and many of the Madison Police Officers.

The Clinton Animal Control Department will supply a voucher for a spay, and two vaccinations upon adoption.  There is a $50 fee required upon adoption.

Anyone wanting to meet the canine is welcome to do so prior to making any adoption decisions.

"I personally stop in to the dog shelter and visit the canine ever day, she is a sweetheart and would make a great companion.  The canine has pulled the heartstrings of many of the Madison Police Officers and I have made it my mission to do all I can to find this sweetheart a forever home," said Madison Police Officer Alex Blackwell. "If your have any interest in adopting this canine or would like to help the Clinton and Madison Animal Control Officers find a forever home for her please let me know."

Unfortunately this canine’s time is limited, if an adoption isn’t made she will be put down.

Anyone needing more information or with specific questions PLEASE call 203-245-2721.

Denise Dawson January 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM
My name is Denise Dawson and i have been a special needs animal caretaker, for thirty years. Im am in the process of renting my present house to open a space for dogs such as these. I work with the guilford vet hosp. You can contact Barb or Dr. Ackles for references. Please always let me know before dogs get destroyed. I have contacts all over the state, i can help. 203-800-5767
Denise Dawson January 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM
My name is Denise Dawson and i have been a special needs animal caretaker, for thirty years. Im am in the process of renting my present house to open a space for dogs such as these. I work with the guilford vet hosp. You can contact Barb or Dr. Ackles for references. Please always let me know before dogs get destroyed. I have contacts all over the state, i can help. 203-800-5767
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Denise - thank you for your comment. Will you be able to call the Madison animal control dept. (their phone number is at the bottom of the article) today?
Valentina DeMayo DaCosta January 18, 2013 at 02:27 PM
I guess I didn't know that our local shelters euthanized ... I just assumed we had so few that they were all placed. Will share in hopes she finds a home. We should think about promoting all animals looking for a home on a FB page dedicated to each shelter. I've personally matched a cat & a client, but it was from the East Haven Shelter as they heavily promote their dogs/cats.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Kitt's - I agree! Patch is in the process of working with the Clinton Animal Control Dept. Their goal (and ours) is to be able to quickly post photos and descriptions of the dogs and cats that come into the shelter. Then we can share this information on the Clinton Patch Facebook page. The more eyes, the better! Take care
Susan Guardino January 18, 2013 at 07:59 PM
I called the phone number and had to leave a message, is this dog still in need of a home ?
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Susan - thanks so much. Many of the animal control depts. are part-time so someone will call you back. And yes, she still needs a home.
Spenser January 18, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Can somebody keep this updated - I may be interested if Susan isn't.
Christina January 18, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Please let us know if this dog finds a home. Please ask the police dept not to put her down BEFORE making a final plea. I would consider giving her a home if the alternative was euthanization. It's not the best time for me but if no one else were to adopt her, I would consider. PLEASE don't let them put her down before posting an update for us all. Thank you!
Susan Guardino January 18, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Okay great, I'll await their call back or try them again tomorrow. I also alerted Ruff Start Happy Tails. I have a 12 year old dog so I can't be positive they will get along. Sounds like it could work out for Spenser too - did you leave them a message ?
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 09:23 PM
Spenser - Thank you. Pem and I will do our absolute best to keep everyone updated on this.
Sally fiala January 18, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Contact pets alive in Middletown NY located in derby road. It is a sanctuary. Perhaps you can help with her $ care and they may be able to take her
Spenser January 18, 2013 at 11:53 PM
I did not - waiting on you -but I am in if need be!
Spenser January 18, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Susan - can you email me at bethinnewhaven@yahoo.com if it doesn't work out for you? I have an almost 6 year old black lab who gets along with everyone...but I have an "out of the country" restriction that's going to be a problem for an immediate adoption, since she'll need to be spayed and healed before I go...having said that, I'd have to find a work around...but she is SO CUTE!!
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 19, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Here's the update to this little dog's story: http://patch.com/A-1nGL She's not adopted yet, but there have been many calls on her behalf. The animal control dept. is now in the process of returning calls, interviewing folks and finding the right home for her.
Susan Guardino January 19, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Great news!! As long as she finds a home : ))
Sue Timony-Hall January 19, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Do you think she would get along with cats? I am away until monday but interested. My email is stimonyhall@hotmail.com.
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 19, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Hi Sue - I can't answer your question, cute as it is!! :) My dogs love cats, so maybe this little girl does. She's so young. Best thing to do if you are interested in adopting her is to call the number at the end of the article and leave a message with your name and contact number. They'll call you back. Thanks!!
Selena Peters January 19, 2013 at 04:50 PM
I called the number and they didn't know what dog I was talking about, but I'd like to know if she'd get along with other dogs and how much longer until she's euthanized. Thank you! =)
Fay Abrahamsson (Editor) January 19, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Selena - sorry to hear! Call again and say it's the young, female pitbull with no name, the one Clinton animal control found in Clinton. I don't know if she'd get along with other dogs, but if you leave your name and contact info, they'll call you to "interview" you as a potential adoption family. And as far as the timing on the euthanization, they are not releasing it. But with all the calls coming in, her adoption is looking good.

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