The very last dog left on adoption day at the “Empty the Shelters” event held this past Saturday in Harbor Springs, Michigan found a home with local celebrity, Detroit Pistons coach: Stan Van Gundy.
On Monday, the Little Traverse Bay Humane 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 adopted the post with an application. In less than 24 hours, they received 80 applicants from families interested in adopting Eastwood. And 48 hours after that, he had a home.
Cathy Bissell, founder of Bissell Pet Foundation said to local news, “We are so grateful to the Van Gundy family for the awareness they are bringing to adoption and for opening their hearts to make a difference that will change Eastwood’s life forever.”
“Every shelter pet deserves a second chance. So many pets are waiting to be adopted and we hope telling Eastwood’s story will help save those pets too.”
The wife of the Piston’s coach, Kim Van Gundy commented,”Special thank you to BISSELL Pet Foundation for sponsoring Empty the Shelters.”
“If it were not for Empty the Shelters, our family would not have seen Eastwood. We always believe our animals find us.”
And the Executive Director of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Deter Racine told local news, “Like in most county-run facilities nationwide, these animals have the potential of being euthanized due to lack of space.”
Faithwire reported earlier this week on Eastwood finding a home and animals being euthanized.
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.
(H/T: Detroit Free Press)
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