Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I was homeless in New York City, but my microchip ID saved my life.

Update: John John was adopted on September 25th!

When animal control officers rescued John John from the streets of Brooklyn, his microchip ID allowed New York City officials to contact his registered owner.

But this person was in Delaware, had given John John away to someone else, and did not want him back.

John John was at a government shelter and at risk. Fortunately though, his microchip ID also indicated that he had been adopted from Nevada SPCA. We always welcome adopted animals home if they are ever in need again.

The exceptionally compassionate people at Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals coordinated his rescue and very generously paid to fly John John (through their Wheels of Hope program) back to the West Coast to the safety of Nevada SPCA. He arrived in Los Angeles last weekend, where one of our volunteers met him at the airport and brought him back to Las Vegas.

Today, John John debuts again for adoption, gracious and seemingly aware of the extraordinary lengths taken by many people to save him.

He is a light-hearted youngster, well-behaved and affectionate and good-looking.

John John is a Bully mix, neutered male, about 2 years of age. He is housetrained and good with other dogs once he warms to them.

Please come meet and fall in love with this super cute and friendly boy. Like all rescued animals, he needs a forever home so that he never ends up homeless and in danger again.