Meet Rockin' Robert.
March 1, 2012
Pets Alive is a no-kill animal shelter. It's mission is to "rescue, rehabilitate, and place animals in need." Based in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, volunteers help coordinate anything their rescue animals may need, from a "bath and a little affection" to "very intensive surgical intervention and long-term care."
One night in late February of last year, the executive director started to search through the animals that the New York City Animal Care and Control has placed on its kill lists; sanctuaries and rescue organizations can call and pull animals from those lists to pick them up the next day. Volunteers, however, cannot pull animals.
The executive director pulled two cats and two dogs before going to sleep that night.
At 9:45 the following morning, while checking for confirmation on the four animals, they discovered an injured dog that was not on the list the night before.
He was the victim of a car accident that happened two or three days previous.
His name was Robert.