Animal Rights

Shelter Dog's Sad Story Goes Viral (Photos)

| by Jonathan Constante
Marvelous March after adoption fell through.Marvelous March after adoption fell through.

An animal care provider is looking for a new home for a dog after one adoption plan fell through.

A young pit bull named Marvelous March was on his way out of ACCT Philly and getting ready to start a new life with a new family when suddenly, the adoption was canceled, The Dodo reported.

ACCT Philly did not specify the reason the adoption fell through, but the damage was done. All March does now is stare at the wall.

Dawn Timmeney, of Fox 29, is now raising awareness about March’s situation on Facebook. She wrote on March 18:

This poor baby named "March" was on his way to Freedom from ACCT Philly when for some reason his rescue fell though. This boy thought he was about to embark on a better life, only to be returned to the scary Philadelphia city shelter.

Sadly, he has barely gotten any notice, and he is getting depressed and sick now. That of course sets him up for failure. Please Share for MARCH (A31015685).

Let's make his next Freedom Ride A Real Ride To Safety! He was such a happy boy, but shelter life is taking a toll on him.

Here is what March wants you to know about him...

"I'm a male, medium sized (58 lbs) young adult pit mix who came to the shelter as a stray. The volunteers say they don’t know how I could end up in a shelter: I’m such a handsome boy! Like most young males of all species, I’ve got a lot of energy. I’m a strong dog and I want to live an active life. I’m pretty mellow in my kennel, which shows I can adjust easily to new environments! We all think somebody cared about me once. And we know I’m the kind of dog who deserves to have someone wonderful care for me again. Would that be you? I’d be a great running buddy. Imagine all the compliments you’ll get when people say, Where’d you get that great-looking dog? Bring the family down for a meet-and-greet and who knows … I could be running with you before March turns to April."

If you want to Adopt, Rescue or Foster Marvelous March, email [email protected] right away.

Timmeney's soon went viral, garnering 1,500 likes and 2,800 shares in just three days.

ACCT Philly is the largest animal care and control service provider in its region, the Daily Mail reported. It handles nearly 28,000 animals ranging from dogs and cats, to reptiles, birds and wildlife.

Sources: The Dodo, Daily Mail, Dawn Timmeney FOX 29/Facebook / Photo Credit: Dawn Timmeney FOX 29/Facebook (2)

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