Dog of the Week: June

Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog and melted? Wondered what hardships he/ she was lived through? Sometimes we wish our dog friends can talk but in this case, we don’t want to know what horrors June has survived. Just know that he has survived.

Looking into June’s soulful gaze tell volumes. When he gently puts his paws up on you just to be close- to know he is not alone- means something. Snuggling his head against you, when he climbs into your lap and he just cannot get any closer- it means something.

This dog needs to be saved, as he has suffered so much already. June (A14249745) is an adult male terrier mix who was found alone on a porch. June was found with multiple bite wounds on his neck and left front leg. Some were infected. We will never know where June was attacked- was it at his home or while he was alone on the street? He is also missing hair on his back and is very dirty. This neglect has been going on for a long time.

June is not terribly underweight, so someone somewhere must have been feeding him. During his evaluation June allowed himself to be touched all over and he wanted even more love and reassurance. June was not interested in playing while at the shelter, did well on his food test, and did not show any interest in the cats he met here. June was cautious when meeting two other dogs at the shelter. If you have a dog of your own, please bring her/him to meet June- we want to make sure it will be a match made in heaven. June deserves nothing but the best.

These animals are located at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, ACCT. They need immediate adoption or foster care. ACCT is located at 111 W Hunting Park Ave and is open 365 days a year. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday; 1pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday; 10am-5pm. To check the status of an animal, call 267-385-3800. Check in every week with NEast Philly to see the cat and dog of the week.

The ACCT Adoption Center is open: Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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