UPDATE 2/2/12—Fortunately, Bugga was adopted this morning. Congratulations to him and his new owner! To view other urgent adoptable dogs in the Hartford shelter, visit Petfinder.com.
HARTFORD, CT—”Bugga” is mellow, handsome, and loves everybody—and he is in desperate need of someone to save his life now.
Every time a visitor has walked by his run at the Hartford, Connecticut shelter, he has raised his big, handsome head and looked up hopefully, and he has wagged his tail to show how friendly he is. But somehow the right home has not shown up for him yet.
And Bugga’s time is about to run out. He is at risk of being put to sleep if he is not adopted or a foster home found by 3 p.m. Thursday.
Bugga is a male pit bull mix, approximately 1 year old, and he weighs about 65 pounds. He is a striking brindle color, and everyone who has met him comments on what a laid-back, friendly boy he is. And he was great with other dogs he met.
If you are interested in adopting or providing a foster home for Bugga, please immediately e-mail email@example.com, and you will be sent the simple application form. Animal Control Officer Sherry De Genova will promptly review the application and, if approved, arrange an appointment for you to meet the dog right away.
***ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRIES PLEASE***
The Hartford shelter is located at 87 West Dudley Town Rd. in Bloomfield. Visits are by appointment only.
Information about all adoptable dogs at the Hartford shelter can be found on Petfinder.com (www.cityofhartford.petfinder.com).
Donations to help the dogs at the Hartford shelter can be made to: http://hartforddogshelter.chipin.com/hartford-dogs.
One shelter worker explained how the generous donations made by caring people are benefiting the Hartford shelter dogs:
“All of these dogs are picked up from the city’s streets. Most of them have never known the kindness of a human, a regular meal, or the warmth of a bed. Many are given their first bone, their first toy when they enter the shelter. We like to think of their stay in the shelter as their transition time. They are coming from a life of neglect and, in many cases, abuse, and they are at the shelter waiting for a second chance at life — the chance they should have been given the first time around. The items we purchase from your generous donations provide the dogs with comfort and give them something to occupy their time as they await their forever homes.”