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Dog To Be Euthanized If Not Adopted Over The Weekend

New London Animal Control says “urgent” need to find new home for Reader

A two-year-old dog being housed at the New London Animal Control facility will be euthanized if he is not adopted over the weekend.

Reader, a pit bull, has been classified as “urgent for March 17.” According to a Wednesday post on Animal Control’s Facebook page, the shelter will be forced to euthanize Reader if he is still at the shelter on Monday.

Asked on Facebook if the dog could be fostered until a new owner is found, the answer was no.

“It is a liability issue, because the dog is still technically owned by the city, and if the dog did any damage, or bit someone, the city would potentially still be liable,” Animal Control posted in a subsequent comment.

Certified and insured rescue groups could save him, however, as would an adoption.

Lincoln, a shepherd boxer mix, was also at risk of being euthanized if he was not adopted before Monday. However, Animal Control announced on Thursday evening that he had been adopted.

A previous post said both Lincoln and Reader were released for adoption on Feb. 25 and that there were no plans to euthanize any dogs at that time. Both dogs were found on Feb. 14, Lincoln on Bayonet Street and Reader at the Public Library of New London.

According to information posted by Animal Control, Reader seems to be housebroken with basic house manners, but needs further training on how to behave on a leash. He seems to be good with other dogs, but has not been tested around cats. Animal Control describes him as a “sweet, friendly, energetic, and a goofy guy.”

Animal Control Officer Tonya Kloiber said there was a potential adopter for Reader, but that this person has since backed out.

To inquire about adopting Reader, call Animal Control at 860-447-5231.

anne March 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Why wouldn't you send him to a rescue instead of killing him?
Spencer March 15, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Good question. Of course that would be the logical solution.
Sue P. March 15, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Dirk I would like to buy you Reader. What a perfect match. You love to walk around town and so does he. You like to eat food and so does he. Just tell me when you want to pick him up today or tomorrow and I will meet you down at the pound and buy him for you. You can thank me later for giving you the goofiest best friend in the entire world. I'll even throw in a few chew toys and a bag of food. It almost sounds like a book called The great adventures of Reader and Dirk.
Sue P. March 15, 2013 at 03:29 PM
By the way in some countries it is considered rude to turn away a gift.
Jody March 15, 2013 at 06:58 PM
I don't understand the situation at the pound. I was under the impression that it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Wasn't it insured, and if so, where did the insurance money go to? I spend a fortune in taxes in New London. I would love to see some of it be allocated to help these poor animals.
Spencer March 16, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Reader was adopted this morning!! Thank you dirk, for helping him with this article!
Bonnie Daly March 16, 2013 at 02:34 PM
That is absolutely AWESOME that he's been adopted!!!
JG March 16, 2013 at 02:42 PM
I am so happy for him! Thank you to the kind people that took him in and to thoes that helped him get adopted.
Sue P. March 16, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Talk about waiting to exhale. What a perfect example of a community pulling together to save a life. I was so desperate to save him that I tried to guilt the NLFD into saving these dogs. lol And the offer still stands Dirk in the future. If there is ever another dog on death row in NL I'll buy him for you. I love happy endings.
melaniewatson188@yahoo.com March 17, 2013 at 01:38 AM
oh thank god....I was so afraid to go back and read in fear that he was put down....God Boy Reader!!!! If I didnt already have 4, I would of loved to take him.. This makes me very happy that he is ok.....
Amy Mendoza March 20, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Awwwww good boy Reader. Im glad someone rescued you. :) :) :)

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