UPDATE: Lewis is safe. He has been saved by Amsterdog and adopted by Lauren. Thank you to everyone who shared this dog’s story, who prayed for Lewis’ rescue or who passed his story onto a friend, relative or rescue organization. Sharing saves lives, and if Lewis could speak – he would thank everyone.
A handsome three-year-old Cane Corso has been waiting at Manhattan’s facility of New York City Animal Care and Control since Christmas Eve for that special someone to rescue him.
“My name is LEWIS. My Animal ID # is A1023981.
I am a male brown brindle and white Cane Corso mix. The shelter thinks I am about three years old. Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL, Weight 83.2 LBS.”
On December 24, Lewis was brought into the shelter barking and growling. On December 30, Lewis won many rave reviews. A volunteer writes:
“From his adorably floppy ears to the tip of his wagging tail stump, Lewis is a big dog connoisseur’s dream come true; a sensitive yet friendly hunk who’ll turn heads and win hearts wherever he goes. He’s happy to see me when I stop by his den and even happier that I’ve come bearing treats, mouthing a biscuit from my hand as softly as possible before letting me leash him with no fuss at all.”
Lewis is described as being a gentleman, seems to be house trained, knows his commands and walks obediently on the leash. He almost exclusively ignores little dogs, but would like to be friends with the bigger canines. Still he listens, wags his stump of a tail as if to bid goodbye, and once again walks well on the leash.
On his behavior assessment, Lewis was not keen on being stared at and tried to tell his assessor it was time to back off the only way he knew; fronting like a tough guy described as showing
“… his teeth by wrinkling his muzzle and retracting his lips vertically to display his front teeth and growled during the look item of the assessment.”
Patient, loving and experienced hands are what this 83 pound sweetie needs to guide him, and for that lucky person who appreciates the Cane Corso temperament in all its beautiful complexity, there will be a lifetime of loyalty and affection. It is recommended Lewis go with a New Hope partner so that he may receive the behavior modification to help him become a model canine citizen.
Lewis needs a chance, and his situation is dire. Sadly he is scheduled to be euthanized on Wednesday – New Years Eve. Please share his story. Click here to follow his tragic plight on Facebook.
If you would like to offer Lewis a home, please write to the Urgent Help Desk at urgentassistanceNYC@gmail.com. Their experienced volunteers will assist you one-on-one with rescues and the application process.
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