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My name is Deegan!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Deegan
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Deegan
Photo 2 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Deegan
Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Deegan
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I'm being cared for by:
Second Chance Rescue

Facts about Deegan

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10811404-16-0876

We just received a heartbreaking phone call. A Good Samaritan was driving on the Major Deegan highway last night in the Bronx, late at night, in the pouring rai ... n, and high winds, he spotted a orange dog out of the corner of his eye, about to dart onto the highway. He stopped his car across 2 lanes and stood in the 3rd lane blocking traffic so this dog wouldn't be hit and killed. He managed to get the dog into his car. Shaking freezing, and wet the dog looked starved and was bleeding from his head and neck.

We got the call this morning, as the man couldn't keep the dog, as he has 2 dogs at home in a 1 bedroom apartment. The dog who we have named Deegan, is now at our vet partner, having x-rays and assessing his head injuries. He has bite wounds all over his head and neck, he may have been a bait dog, thrown out onto a highway to die after being chomped on by fighting dogs. We are absolutely devastated for him. He is so sweet and gentle. He ate a meal and rested comfortably last night in the finders home, next to a heater.

Please consider making a donation to help us with Deegan's medical costs. Go to www.nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate
We have alerted NYPD of Deegan, and we hope someone saw the car who threw him out and reported it.

About Second Chance Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, individual, private rescue group dedicated to giving unwanted dogs and cats a second chance. Most of the animals we rescue are strays and or owner surrenders to high kill city shelters. Many of them have been pulled off “death row”. We are very passionate about what we do, we love and care for these animals unconditionally. Our goal is to place our homeless rescues in permanent loving homes as their former owners have already abandoned them at least once before.

Adoption process includes adoption application, phone interview and home visit. Vet references are checked!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a physical shelter, we place our rescues in foster homes or boarding facilities where they are socialized and nurtured back to health before we place them in their forever home. If you are interested in adopting a friend, kindly look at our available pet on this site.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption/Foster Application must be completed online via the link below.

http://nycsecondchancerescue.org/app-form/


Home visit is required along with Vet references. Our full list of fees have been listed on the adoption application. Our dogs come fully vetted and have to be spayed/neutered prior to adoption.