Neeners the pit bull is a delightful fellow who currently resides at the San Francisco Animal Care and Control (ACC) Shelter. While he is a handsome, well-behaved gentleman, he has been living at the shelter since September. He's even considered a "staff favorite," but so far no one has wanted to give Neeners a forever home.
Why does this playful pup keep getting passed over? Shelter workers hypothesized that the lack of love was due to a small balding patch on Neener's head: "pit pattern baldness."
When Neeners first arrived at the shelter from his former abusive household, he had a small lump on his head which required removal. Since then, ACC spokeswoman Deb Campbell tells SF Weekly that "His hair growth there has been a bit slow."
Fortunately, shelter workers devised a plan to generate some much-needed positive press for this loving pup: delightful head coverings! The shelter uploaded a video montage of Neeners wearing different funny hats in order to get prospective adopters to look past the dog's bald spot.
A jaunty pumpkin looks adorable, but Neeners vetoes it almost immediately.
(YouTube: Kathy H)