Man-hating ‘evil Chihuahua’ adoption post goes viral
A social media post about a “neurotic, man-hating, animal-hating, child-hating” Chihuahua up for adoption has gone viral.
“Every day we live in the grip of the demonic Chihuahua hell he created in our home,” Tyfanee Fortuna, the dog’s current adoptive owner, Prancer, wrote in an April 7 Facebook post announcing the change. dog adoption. “He’s literally the Chihuahua meme that describes them as 50% hateful and 50% shaky.”
Fortuna included photos and videos of the two-year-old dog in the post and wrote that the Chihuahua is unable to live with men and “hates them more than women”. She added that the dog is extremely “faithful behind the creed” and “offers better protection than Capitol security,” although the animal only bonds with a female owner.
“He’s been in his foster home for several months and is taking longer to get adopted due to his specific behavioral need…an experienced adult-only home with someone who understands how to socialize him gradually and without factors. everyday stresses at home so everyone is happy and safe and can retreat from their demonic ways,” said a spokesperson for the Second Chance Adoption League in Morris Plains, New Jersey, where Prancer is currently awaiting adoption, said in an email to Newsweek.
The League confirmed Newsweek Fortuna’s account that Prancer has “feared aggression issues with men and will bark and lunge at them when he sees them or if they come near ‘his’ person”, adding that other dogs or cats are also a trigger. The spokesperson confirmed that Prancer was still up for adoption on Saturday.
According to the organization’s Facebook page, the League is a self-proclaimed “small group of animal lovers dedicated to truly helping the ‘underdog’. The volunteer foster provider also posted a promotion for Prancer, calling the competitor’s dog the “most terrible dog” in the League.
“We seek to put him in the right situation for his specific behavioral needs to set him up for success, safety and happiness,” the League wrote in the post. “We will not place him in a home with other dogs, cats or humans because he has demonstrated that he cannot live in peace with them, and even with training it would be an unfair stress to put on him, to him or his adopters. We know in the right living environment without constant triggers, he’ll be a hilarious and entertaining little companion and his person is out there.”
Prancer’s story comes amid an increased period of dog placement and adoption. 2020 has been a banner year for pet adoptions, The Washington Post reported, with shelters and organizations nationwide struggling to keep up with demand for pets as people locked at home are seen as a new best friend. Corn Cheddar reported that despite the increase in the number of foster and adoptive families, the economic costs of the pandemic have made it difficult for households to keep their pets, and millions of animals could therefore be sent to shelters.
“If someone is evicted from an apartment where they have a pet, and their only option might be an apartment where pets are not allowed, there is a member of their family who is suddenly in danger,” said Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. for Cheddar.
According to the ASPCA’s National Care Survey, the most common reason an owner abandons a cat or dog is due to “problematic behaviors, aggressive behaviors, greater than expected growth, or health issues that the owner could not handle”.
Prancer arrived at his current foster home “obese, dressed in a cashmere sweater with a bacon egg and cheese sandwich stuffed in his crate with him”. The dog was reportedly owned by an elderly woman “who treated him like a human” and failed to give Prancer healthy interactions with other dogs.
At first, Fortuna said the new family member gave her optimism. “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 put the foster provider’s home in jeopardy.
“Sprinkle in a little genetic predisposition to be nervous, and you’ve concocted a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer,” Fortuna wrote. “I am convinced at this point that he is not a real dog, but rather a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child who now haunts our home.”
Prancer’s best quality is companionship – “you’ll never be alone again” – but “if you have people around, he’ll have to be put away like he’s a vacuum cleaner”.
Fortuna concluded the viral post by comparing Prancer to a terrifying killer doll in the 1988 horror film Child’s play“I know finding someone who wants a Chucky doll in a dog body is hard, but I have to try.”
Updated at 3:33 p.m. ET, to include comments from the Second Chance Adoption League.