The ACC likes to say that they will not do a late term abortion on a dog. They lie. Meet Ginger… A mild mannered girl at the Manhattan ACC. Ginger was spayed upon arrival at the shelter. She was FULL TERM.
See medical note – “Recommend OVH before parturation” (Parturation is defined as the action or process of giving birth to offspring)
How do I know she was full term?? See medical entry:
A; ONE DAY POST OP ABORT NEAR FULL TERM PUPPIES HCT 25% R/O BLOOD LOSS FROM SX +/- ACTIVE BLOOD LOSS
**Everyone needs to understand this: aborting puppies this late in Ginger’s pregnancy means that each of these eight puppies was old enough to survive on its own. That means the ACC cut Ginger open, took out each of the eight squirming puppies, one by one, and gave each puppy the same injection that they use to kill grown dogs every other day of the year. Those are eight lives who would have had rescue groups fighting to take them. Instead, they are eight forgotten bodies that the ACC will not include in its daily tally of killed dogs.**
This is what LIVE newborn puppies look like
The late term abortion caused severe medical issues for Ginger. She bled profusely and was rushed to the hospital. She’s now back at the shelter with no placement. To make matters worse, guess who has kennel cough?
I can guarantee that many rescues would have stepped up and saved Ginger AND her puppies. The ACC is so “anti puppy”, that they not only killed Ginger’s babies, but they also almost killed Ginger. Their bad judgment also cost them a lot of money in emergency vet bills. Instead of resting with her pups at an approved rescue, poor Ginger sits in a dirty and frightening shelter.
GINGER – A891885 – 1 yr old SPAYED Lab mix – 56lbs – Stray, 3/24
A Volunteer Writes Ginger is a 1 yo female labrador Retriever mix. She weights 56b lbs and might be pregnant. Ginger was found in the lobby of an apartment building. She might have taken refuge from the rain and cold as she was all wet and dirty when she arrived at the shelter on 3/24/2011.. Ginger is very shy, walking with her tail between the legs but she clearly takes comfort in her caretaker’s presence. She is a good walker, though, eliminating on the street and minding her own business with all other dogs met, small and big, males or females. She is mainly concerned about herself and focuses on her careatker. Ginger is very beautiful, her coat is cream in color, her hair long and her eyes soft. Her belly is round and her mammary glands are slightly swollen. She could be pregnant or have given birth not that long ago. Ginger is an affectionate type of dog. Once she bonded with her caretaker, she sits with her , very close and gived little kisses and licks on her hand. Ginger is a beautiful and delicate looking female. She is a sweetheart too. She deserves a good family who will treat her this time like the wonderful pet she is. Ginger is at the Manhattan shelter, waiting, hopeful…Look 2 :Dogs eyes are averted with stiff body ,tucked tail ,long lip and ears back ,allows head to be held loosely in the assessors cupped hands Sensitivity 2 :Dog stands still,accepts touch while stiff in body with tucked tail and closed mouth Tag 2 :Dog is fearful and unresponsive to the assessors touch ,approaches the assessor submissively when coaxed after play Squeeze 1 :Dog gently pulls back her paw Squeeze 2 1 :Dog gently pulls back her paw Food 2 :Dog follows the dish with tense body and tucked tail,lifts head after a bit of pressure from hand to cheek Toy 1 :no interest Rawhide 1 :No interest Dog to dog 2 :Approaches the helper odg with head low ,body not stiff and ears back Helper891482
- SCAN NEGATIVE
- BRIGHT, ALERT, RESPONSIVE, HYDRATED
- PHYSICAL EXAM
- mild to mod tartar
- dirty wet coat
- slightly distended ABD and MG
- poss pregnant
- Patient is BAR and appears WNL. No abnormalities detected on PE. Recommend OVH before parturation.
- SMALL APPETITE
- QARH MM PALE PINK, MOIST
- EENT; CLEAR AU,OU
- H/L; HR 120, SSP EUPNEIC
- ABD; SOFT
- M/S/I; BCS 5/9 SPAY INCISION CDI AMBULATORY X 4
- U/G; URINATED , BLOOD CLOT IN URINE
To adopt Ginger, call Manhattan 212-722-4939 (hit 0 for operator, do not leave a message. May need to hit 0 a few times) DO NOT CALL TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS SITUATION AT THAT NUMBER. THEY HAVE NO SAY IN WHAT MANAGEMENT DOES!! ONLY CALL IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET TO THE SHELTER TO ADOPT OR RESCUE. THEY WILL NOT DO LONG DISTANCE, SIGHT UNSEEN ADOPTIONS***
The ACC needs to stop the insanity. They complain about the bad reputation the city shelter has, yet they do NOTHING to fix it. Everyday, their decisions cost countless dogs their lives. When will it end? When will enough people stand up and demand change?
We need to do 2 things now…. First, we need to save Ginger before she becomes a sad statistic. Second, we need to write to each and every elected official and DEMAND change. We need to start a petition on line and also bring it to the demonstration. Without noise, no change will ever come and our dogs will continue to suffer and die in NYC.
Want to send a letter? Here are the email addresses for every elected official, DOH Representative and ACC Board member, that have a say in what is happening at our shelter. Drop them a line and tell them (in a respectful way…. threatening emails will only get us ignored) that they need to change their ways. Tell them that not only did they drop the ball with Ginger, but they are also failing the Fire dogs and cats and every other animal that steps foot into their horribly managed shelter system. Enough is enough!!!
I have left the ACC employees off of this email as it is obvious that they have no control over the direction that the ACC can take. They have also proven that they lack compassion and proper decision making skills… oh, and they lie.
The DOH and City Council are the only ones that can force the ACC to change.
Sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/reform-the-nyc-acc-now/
JOIN US TO PROTEST ON APRIL 16TH IN NYC: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=188646357847206
Email the following to express your outrage (No hate emails. Angry emails will just cause them to ignore us):
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