Chance is hoping you'll give him a chance to join your family and win your heart!
Will You Give Chance a Second Chance?
Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action! (February 2010)
When the New York City Housing Authority revised its pet policy in May of last year, Chance, a sweet seven-year-old Pit/Lab mix, along with many of his fellow furry residents, got the boot. The new draconian guidelines imposed breed specific bans and weight restrictions that resulted in many NYCHA households surrendering their beloved family members to Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C).
While many of these surrenders are still being contested because some NYCHA residents have the legal right to keep their dogs without forfeiting their homes, the fate of many of the dogs taken in by AC&C from NYCHA households has been sealed. The lucky ones were adopted into new homes, while many others were euthanized.
Because of personal reasons, Chance's owner was not able to fight for his companion. So he sadly made the tough decision to surrender him to AC&C.
Despite feeling sad and disoriented, having lost the only home he had ever known, Chance performed well on his behavior evaluation, and is great with other dogs. But he had a severe upper respiratory infection (URI) that required immediate treatment, and he also needs some extensive dental work.
The Mayor's Alliance agreed to take Chance in to its Picasso Veterinary Fund program to get him the medical help he needs before going to a new home. In addition to receiving treatment for the URI and dental work, Chance will be neutered.
If you're thinking of expanding your household, why not give Chance a chance? He's a great dog, he'll be a terrific companion, and he'll be ever so appreciative of your attention and love! Visit Chance's Petfinder profile, and contact us at picasso@AnimalAllianceNYC.org if you want to bring this boy home!
Another nice thing you can do for Chance and other wonderful dogs and cats that wind up at the shelter needing medical care before going home is to donate to the Picasso Veterinary Fund. Every dollar donated to the fund helps an animal get into shape and ready to be adopted. Your gift of $10, $100, whatever you choose to give, will provide a second chance for these deserving animals.
To read more about the NYCHA pet policy and what NYCHA residents can do to keep their dogs, read the memo, "NYCHA Tenants' Rights" (available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian).
Davnet-Finbar Dog Fund Continues to Nourish Picasso Veterinary Fund
The Davnet-Finbar Dog Fund was created by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals in 2007 in memory of Davnet Skuse, a passionate supporter of the Mayor's Alliance, and her adored dog Finbar. Davnet's love of all animals was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
The Davnet-Finbar Dog Fund (especially for small dogs) is a tribute to Davnet's devotion to animals, and supports the work of the Picasso Veterinary Fund. To read more about Davnet's commitment to the animals or to make a convenient on-line donation to the Davnet-Finbar Dog Fund, click here.
Photo: The Mayor's Alliance was honored to welcome guests Eileen Skuse, Davnet's sister, and her mother, Bernadette, pictured here with the Maddie's Fund mascot, at the Mayor's Alliance / TD Bank kickoff event for "I Love NYC Pets" Month on February 3.