Craigslist is where you to go buy or sell things, and also to find people you want to fuck. But you can also use it to find someone who used to own your dog, as evidenced by this fantastic story of a pit bull rescue that popped up on New York City Craigslist this weekend.
The anonymous user writes of taking over a Lower East Side apartment three years ago after an eviction. The previous tenant left his emaciated pit bull behind, which the author says was "seized by animal control and taken to the kill shelter." Instead, the author decided to adopt the dog.
The AC named her Cathy, for Catherine Street. She was held for cruelty investigation (she was REALLY skinny) then immediately put on the kill list, which is the sort of irony that happens at Animal Care & Control every day. I like old dogs and I loved Cathy's little lopsided face. A rescue pulled her for me and sent her north.
She gained weight and recovered from her skin issues. Her coat shines now and you can't see the little round cigarette burn marks any more. We spayed her (her hormones were really out of whack from all the litters she had). She has been wonderful with my young daughter, and our other two dogs. And it turns out she loves to swim! She loves fetch too. If she really was 12 back in 2011, that would make her 15 now but I doubt that as she still will go on long hikes with me, and swim and retrieve balls from the bay until she can barely stand... even though, yes, her face is turning white. She is truly an ambassador for her breed, even people who don't like pits will stop and pat her as she happily wags her tail. She loves to sleep in sunbeams, and is so happy to go on walks or swims she just wags her tail with every step.
In writing the post, the author wants to discover the dog's true age as well as her previous name. What the person doesn't want to do is relinquish the dog: "P.S. you can't have her back."
Fair enough, it seems.