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My name is Trigger!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in West Babylon, New York - Trigger
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Babylon Animal Shelter

Facts about Trigger

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 15-600
Trigger #15-600. Arrived 10/6/2015, at 3 years old.
Trigger came to the shelter in an obviously neglectful condition. He was emaciated, covered in wounds and in poor condition. What we thought upon first sight was a simple case of neglect and starvation, turned into a more complicated medical condition. Presenting with muscle atrophy at the top of his head, Trigger has an autoimmune condition called Masticatory Muscle Myositis. Secondary to this condition, Trigger had entropion where his eyelids rolled in and the lashes caused irritation to his eyes. Trigger did have eye surgery to correct this. Trigger does have limitation in opening his jaw, but he is not painful. The saddest part for Trigger is that if he had been diagnosed early, his owner could have taken him for treatment to increase the likelihood of a full recovery. While Trigger is on medications to help with the loss of jaw function, the atrophy of his head will not be reversed.

Trigger was a sweetie form the moment we met him, even on his own turf he had no hesitations to meet us, strangers to him. The image will never leave us of his wagging tail on his wounded battered body, yet all he wanted was to make friends. From that moment until the present, Triggers temperament has remained the same, a happy, joyful guy. Trigger is happy as a clam here at the shelter, the smallest things we take for granted in our own dog's lives, are what Trigger lives for now each and every day. Trigger has a room set up outside of our main kennels, where he has the King suite of accommodations. Trigger enjoys coming in each morning to find what new soft comfy bed he will have that day. He demands his breakfast, then he rests comfortably, with a rawhide or Kong slathered in peanut butter. Throughout the day, Trigger enjoys walks on our trail with staff and volunteers. Trigger also enjoys down time cuddling on our couch with his human friends here at the shelter. Trigger tries to convince everyone that he is hungry by carrying his bowl around in his kennel; we have even caught him falling asleep with the edge of his bowl in his mouth. We know that Trigger had experience at his previous home with other dogs who shared the yard he was in, but they were kept under stressful conditions. An adoption to a home with other dogs or children would need to be carefully considered as Trigger may have food resource guarding issues, given the prior living conditions of how he was kept.

About Babylon Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

The Town of Babylon covers 53 square miles and is serviced by 3 Animal Control Officers who enforce Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of New York State and the Local Laws and Ordinances of the Town of Babylon. Staff in the office handles complaints from residents and dispatches over 5,000 calls per year to the Animal Control Officers. There are several kennel attendants to care for the 3,600 animals which enter the shelter each year. The attendants also assist the public to adopt and redeem dogs. There is an adoption rate of over 80%. Office staff consists of clerical staff who handle the daily transactions for redemptions and adoptions as well as other office duties. The shelter is under the direct charge of the animal shelter Director who administers the operation of the shelter.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Come Visit Us!
Monday through Friday, adoptions -10AM to 3:45PM; Saturday 10AM to 2:45PM

Southern State Parkway to exit 36N, make a right onto Straight Path. Make a left at the second traffic light onto Edison Ave. Make a right at the fifth block onto Lamar St.

Our Adoption Process...

ALL ADOPTIONS WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL OF YOUR COMPLETED ADOPTION APPLICATION

Before leaving the shelter dogs are heartworm tested, current on parasite prevention, altered, microchipped and vaccinated for the following: Rabies, DAPPV, K9 Influenza, and Bordatella.

Before leaving the shelter cats are FELV/FIV tested tested, current on parasite prevention, altered, microchipped, and vaccinated for the following: Rabies, HCP, and Bordatella.

Adoption Fees: CASH ONLY

Dog/Puppy Adoption
Residents will receive a dog license
Resident $90
Non-resident $85

60 and over
Dog/Puppy Adoption
Resident $50
Non-resident $45

Compatibility Check
Bring your pet to see if they get along with a new friend. They can meet on leash in our BAARC in the Park.

Cat/Kitten Adoption $65
60 and over $35