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Bones is an American Staffordshire Terrier who is desperately in need of a home. He has been at the shelter for 2 years, the longest resident, and is never the one chosen for an adoption.

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Brenda H (29)
Friday February 13, 2009, 10:48 am
RE: update on Bones the Amstaff in JFK shelter:

Hello all,
> You had previously expressed through email and phone calls a genuine
> interest and concern about Bones in response to a national post
> that appeared about 9 weeks ago so I wanted to provide you with an
> update on Bones' situation.
> Through the efforts and cross postings of all of you, there was some
> interest and a couple applications on him but but unfortunately
> the interest came from very far away and the one local application that
> came in for Bones was just not a good situation for him.
> So Bones is still in the shelter at JFK, still being cared for by a
> qualified staff.
> But December marked 2 years since he came to the shelter and he is the
> longest resident. He has time and again been passed up
> for adoption, never the one chosen. The situation is urgent. He gets
> walks but spends 22 out of 24 hours each day in his cage
> and he needs to get out of that cage once and for all.
> But we are not giving up hope that there is a forever home in Bones'
> near future.
> We hope that you will join us in our efforts in any way that you are
> able. Much of the previous cross-postings you did brought
> interest his way, so we believe it is only a matter of time that the
> right person comes along to adopt this boy.
> Recently, we filmed a commercial featuring Bones which we hope will
> generate some interest.
> The commercial is posted on YouTube and here is the link:
> Just under the youtube movie screen, please click "watch in high
> quality" for best results.
> I would like to stress that we are mainly interested in finding a
> forever home for Bones, perhaps a foster.
> There is no need to transfer him to another rescue organization or
> shelter since he is already at a shelter and in good care. He just
> needs a home.
> If I can answer any questions you may have, feel free to contact me.
> Many thanks for your help in finding Bones a home.
> Brian Cresto
> 917 653 1090


How about the applications from far away? Were any of them willing to drive out to meet him? I have had quite a few adopters from out of state and we have made it happen through pictures of them in their home, home visits by other rescues in their area, and vet references.. I am sure between the rescues across the US we could set up the home visits or whatever needs to be done in our area if their is an interested party. He could find the perfect home in another state. If travel is a problem there is also Operation Roger. Wishing Bones a happy future.

Janelle Chavez
Almost Home NM
Peralta, NM

Morgan Griffith (225)
Friday February 13, 2009, 12:13 pm
I do pray for Bones for a happier future in the perfect forever home. I am glad to hear that interest was stimulated by crosspostings. It only takes one person seeing it to change the lives of Bones and his new loving human.

Joycey B (750)
Friday February 13, 2009, 6:01 pm
I can't understand why he is being passed up. He is so cute. I hope Bones finds his forever home soon. Noted with thanks Brenda.

Saturday February 14, 2009, 7:31 am
It is great he is in a place that doesnt put them down after a certian amount of time. but it is sad he has been there for 2 years. and sadder that he stays in a cage 22 out of 24 hours. I dont understand him not being adopted eithier, he is adorable. I hope the right person who will keep him forever comes along soon.

Elm M (357)
Sunday February 15, 2009, 9:49 am
Oh I hope and pray that he finds a loving home soon.

Monika D (104)
Monday February 16, 2009, 2:37 pm
so sad.....he seems so nice guy :) .....I hope soon someone will fall in love with him.....

Brenda H (29)
Tuesday February 17, 2009, 10:51 am

Hello one and all,
I am very happy to report that through the diligent
efforts of all of you, the cross-postings, the fliers,
the good wishes and the prayers, Bones went home!
He has been a week in his new home and we wanted
to wait that long to be sure things were working out
before we made the announcement.

A wonderful caring couple saw the video of Bones and had
to do something. The video came to them from their friend
on the west coast who i imagine saw it from one
of your crossposts.
This is such a great example of everyone rallying
together to get a dog adopted, a dog that nobody
really wanted who lived at the shelter for 2 years.

Bones is very happy in his new home. Aside from
living with this wonderful couple, he also lives
with 3 dogs, two pitbulls and one shepherd/lab.
I am attaching a photo of Bones in relaxing
with his new "baby sister."

It really is such a great feeling seeing him live the
good life, never having to be in that cage again.
He really struck doggy gold with his new family.
The life of this misunderstood dog has been changed
forever and all I can say to each and every one of you
is thank you. You did it.
Warm regards,
Brian Cresto

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday February 18, 2009, 12:54 am
YIPPEEEE for Bones and his new companion. Thanks for the good news. Suddenly I feel so wonderful too.

Kasia Rybak (16)
Saturday February 21, 2009, 1:38 am
Im happy that Bones found a new home.
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