A social media post about a “neurotic, hatred of human beings, animal hatred, child hatred” Chihuahua up for adoption has gone viral.
“Every day we live in the grip of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape that he created in our home,” wrote Tyfanee Fortuna, the current foster owner of the dog Prancer, in an April 7th Facebook post about the dog’s adoption was advertised. “He’s literally the Chihuahua meme that she describes as 50% hatred and 50% tremors.”
Fortuna posted photos and videos of the two-year-old dog and wrote that the Chihuahuas are incapable of living with men and “hate them more than women”. She added that the dog is extremely “loyal to the Faith” and “provides better protection than Capitol security,” even though the animal only bonds with one owner.
“He has been with his foster family for several months and is taking longer to be adopted due to his specific behavioral needs … an experienced adult-only home with someone who understands how to socialize gradually and with no daily stress in the home to keep everyone happy and is safe and can withdraw from his demons, “said a spokesman for the Second Chance Adoption League in Morris Plains, New Jersey, where Prancer is currently up for adoption, in an email to Newsweek.
The league confirmed to Newsweek Fortuna’s report that Prancer “is afraid of aggression problems with men and will bark and pounce on them when he sees them or when they” approach “his” person, “adding that other dogs or cats do too are a trigger. The spokesman confirmed that Prancer is still up for adoption as of Saturday.
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The league is a self-described “small group of animal lovers who, according to the organization’s Facebook page, are committed to really helping the underdog”. The volunteer grooming company also posted a promotion for Prancer, calling the dog a competitor for the league’s “worst dog”.
“We want to put him in the right situation for his specific behavioral needs to prepare him for his success, safety and happiness,” the league wrote in the post. “We are not going to bring him into a home with other dogs, cats or men because he has shown that he cannot live peacefully with them, and even with training it would be an unfair stress to burden him or his adopters. Us Knowing the right living environment without constant triggers He’ll be a fun, entertaining little companion and his person is out there. “
The story of Prancer takes place at a time when dogs are being cared for and adopted. 2020 was an auspicious year for pet adoption, the Washington Post reported. Shelters and organizations across the country struggled to keep up with pet demand as people caged at home were seen as new best friends. However, Cheddar reported that the economic costs caused by the pandemic have made it difficult for households to actually keep their pets, despite increased promotion and adoption, and that it could move millions of animals to shelters.
“If someone is evicted from an apartment they have a pet in and their only option is to find a place that doesn’t allow pets, there is one family member who is suddenly at risk,” said Julie Castle. CEO of the Best Friends Animal Society after Cheddar.
According to the ASPCA’s National Rehoming Survey, the most common reason an owner gives up a cat or dog is “problematic behavior, aggressive behavior, bigger than expected, or health problems that the owner was unable to handle”.
An adoption post for a “demonic Chihuahua” has gone viral. A Chihuahua stands by the roadside of a shop while its owner shops in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Prancer came to his current caregiver as “obese, wearing a cashmere sweater with a bacon-egg-cheese sandwich that he had stuffed into his box.” The dog reportedly belonged to an elderly woman “who treated him like a human” and Prancer did not allow healthy interactions with other dogs.
First, Fortuna said the new family member was optimistic. “I was excited to see him come out of his shell and become a real dog.”
But the dog’s traumatic past ultimately led to a difficult disposition that endangered the home of the care provider.
“Put in a little genetic predisposition to be nervous and you’ve made up a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer,” wrote Fortuna. “I am convinced at this point that he is not a real dog, but rather a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child who is now haunting our home.”
Prancer’s better quality is companionship – “You will never be alone again” – but “if you have people it should be put away like it was a vacuum.”
Fortuna concluded the viral post by comparing Prancer to a terrible killer doll in the 1988 horror film Child’s Play: “I know finding someone who wants a Chucky doll in a dog’s body is difficult, but I have to try . “
Updated at 3:33 PM ET to include a comment from the Second Chance Adoption League.