An “Empty the Shelters” event held this past Saturday in Harbor Springs, Michigan, was considered a success because most of the cats and dogs in need of permanent placements were able to secure homes — except for one.
One-year-old special needs labrador Eastwood was left behind.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Little Traverse Bay Human Society posted on Facebook after the shelter event, describing Eastwood and his medical needs. The post, reprinted by the Detroit Free Press, reads as follows:
Poor Eastwood is so lonely now that all of his pals have been adopted! Eastwood is the only dog left at the shelter after Empty the Shelters on Saturday, but we know the perfect home is out there somewhere. This amazing boy has a few health issues that need to be addressed (which is why we think he was abandoned initially, poor guy!), but this boy is so sweet, we know it will be well worth it. He’s only a year old and as nice as they come. Did we mention he’s great with other dogs, cats AND kids?? Please “like” and share this post, so Eastwood can have the happily ever after that he so deserves!
The shelter later updated their post to include a link to an adoption application. Less than 48 hours later, the animal non-profit had received more than 80 applications:
UPDATE: Thank you everyone for your interest in sweet Eastwood! We have been getting a lot of calls and interest in him and we could not be happier! If you are interested in Eastwood please submit an application at www.ltbhs.com. Eastwood has some leg deformities that we believe he was born with. Although the Veterinarian is not recommending surgery for his legs at this time, he could need surgery in the future, which his new family would be responsible for. These surgeries could be upward of $4000. Although we understand this is a lot to take on for most families, we are committed to finding the perfect fit for Eastwood. Thank you again for all of your support and shares!
On Tuesday, the shelter happily announced that “Eastwood now has a forever home!”
AOL reported on Wednesday that more than 2,500 dogs and cats were adopted from 65 shelters and rescues in Michigan over the weekend.
The special “Empty the Shelters” event was sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, an organization dedicated to reducing the number of animals killed every year by animal euthanasia.
According to BestFriends.org, almost 5,500 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across America each year because they do not have a home.
If you are interested in donating to a shelter or adopting an animal, you can learn more at corepaws.com.
(H/T: Detroit Free Press)
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