[UPDATE — 8/16/11 3 PM: Foster/adoptive homes contacted the shelter in the final hour, and fortunately both dogs are confirmed safe]
HARTFORD, CT — “Awesome personality,” “playful,” “very friendly” and “eager to learn” are just some of the words used to describe Woody and Frasier, two beautiful, sociable male dogs at the Hartford animal shelter whose lives are in jeopardy.
Both are at immediate risk of being put to sleep if not rescued by 3 p.m. today.
Following is more information about each dog:
Woody #91 — Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever mix, about 1 year old and approximately 70 pounds.
Shelter workers who have met Woody say this about him:
“Woody has an awesome personality! He’s really friendly. He was great with dogs he met. He’s very, very goofy! He’s great on leash and is very affectionate and mellow. He’s not a jumper or a puller and is a quick learner.”
Frasier #89 — Pit Bull Terrier mix, about 2 years old and approximately 65 pounds.
Those who have met Frasier say this about him:
“Frasier is a very sweet boy. He’s great on leash, playful, and not a puller or jumper. He’s very obedient and eager to learn. He was good with a child he met, and he was also good with dogs he met.”
If you are interested in fostering or adopting either of these dogs, please immediately call Hartford Animal Control Officer Sherry DeGenova at (860) 305-6764.
Please remember to mention the dog’s ID number if you call (Woody #91; Frasier #89).
Again, time is of the essence—if you are interested in adopting either of these dogs, please call officer DeGenova immediately.
Information about all adoptable dogs at the Hartford shelter can be found on Petfinder.com (www.cityofhartford.petfinder.com).
The Hartford shelter is located at 87 West Dudley Town Rd. in Bloomfield. Visits are by appointment only.
If you would like to donate money to help improve the lives of the dogs at the shelter, please visit our ChipIn link, http://hartforddogshelter.chipin.com/hartford-dog-shelter. Funds will go towards treats and toys for the dogs.
ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRIES, PLEASE
Please do not say you will be coming to rescue or see a dog if you can’t. These dogs have urgent deadlines to be saved or they will be put to sleep. If you say you are going to adopt or foster but don’t follow through, it could mean that dog’s life because others assumed the dog was safe. If you change your mind, that’s OK, but please be respectful and cancel your appointment so we have time to try and find the dog a new home.