A social media publish a few “neurotic, man hating, animal hating, youngsters hating,” Chihuahua up for adoption has gone viral.
“Day by day we dwell within the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our dwelling,” Tyfanee Fortuna, the present foster proprietor of the canine, Prancer, wrote in an April 7 Fb publish promoting the canine’s adoption. “He is actually the Chihuahua meme that describes them as being 50% hate and 50% tremble.”
Fortuna included photographs and movies of the canine within the publish and wrote the Chihuahua is incapable of dwelling with males and “hates them greater than ladies do.” She added that the canine is extraordinarily “loyal behind perception” and “provides higher safety than capitol safety,” though the animal will solely bond with a feminine proprietor.
Prancer’s higher high quality is companionship—”you’ll by no means be alone once more”—however “if in case you have individuals over he must be put away like he is a vacuum.”
Prancer is at present up for adoption on the Second Change Adoption League in Morris Plains, New Jersey, a self-described “small group of animal lovers devoted to essentially serving to the ‘underdog,'” in response to the group’s Fb web page. The volunteer-based foster supplier additionally posted a promotion for Prancer, calling the canine a competitor for the League’s “most horrible canine.”
“We want to put him in the suitable state of affairs for his particular behavioral must set him up for his success, security, and happiness,” the League wrote. “We won’t place him in a house with different canines, cats, or males as he has demonstrated he can’t dwell peacefully with them, and even with coaching it might be an unfair stress to put on him or his adopters. We all know in the suitable dwelling atmosphere with out fixed triggers he might be a hilarious entertaining little companion and his individual is on the market.”
Prancer’s story comes amid a heightened interval for canine fostering and adoption. 2020 was an auspicious yr for pet adoptions, The Washington Put up reported, with shelters and organizations nationwide struggling to maintain up with the demand for pets as individuals locked down at dwelling thought of a brand new greatest buddy. However Cheddar reported that regardless of surges in foster and adoption, financial prices onset by the pandemic have made it tough for households to really preserve their pets, and hundreds of thousands of animals may despatched to shelters in consequence.
“If any individual will get evicted from an condo the place they’ve a pet, after which their solely possibility could be housing the place pets aren’t allowed, there is a member of their household who instantly is in danger,” Greatest Pals Animal Society CEO Julie Fort mentioned to Cheddar.
Based on the ASPCA’s Nationwide Rehoming Survey, the most typical purpose an proprietor offers up a cat or canine is due to “problematic behaviors, aggressive behaviors, grew bigger than anticipated, or well being issues proprietor could not deal with.”
Prancer arrived at its present foster caregiver “overweight, carrying a cashmere sweater with a bacon egg n cheese sandwich stuffed in his crate with him.” The canine reportedly belonged to an aged lady “who handled him like a human” and failed to present Prancer wholesome interactions with different canines.
At first, Fortuna mentioned the brand new member of the family gave her optimism. “I used to be excited to see him come out of his shell and turn into an actual canine.”
However the canine’s traumatic previous finally led to a tough disposition that imperiled the foster supplier’s dwelling.
“Sprinkle in a bit genetic predisposition for being nervous, and you’ve got concocted a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer,” Fortuna wrote. “I’m satisfied at this level he’s a not an actual canine, however extra like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian little one that now haunts our dwelling.”
Fortuna concluded the viral publish by evaluating Prancer to a terrifying killer doll within the 1988 horror movie Kid’s Play: “I do know discovering somebody who needs a Chucky doll in a canines physique is difficult, however I’ve to strive.”
Newsweek has reached out to the Second Probability Pet Adoption League for remark.