Eastwood is a 70-pound Labrador Retriever that was born with a leg deformity. He was estimated to be around a year old when his owners decided to abandon him. The special needs dog was found on the side of the road and was brought to the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. It is a no-kill shelter based in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
For four months, Eastwood stayed at the shelter, waiting for someone to adopt him. Then came the annual adoption event called “Empty the Shelters.” This is an event where BISSELL Pet Foundation, a group that aims to reduce shelter population, covers adoption fees for pet owners so that shelter animals may find homes.
One dog left behind
Sixty-five shelters from across Michigan joined the event where almost 2,500 animals got adopted. It was a wondrous day as these homeless creatures finally found a family that would care for them. But one dog was left behind.
One by one, the dogs were carried off to their forever homes, except for Eastwood. He watched his buddies go, and it was sad that nobody wanted him. From the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society alone, 49 dogs were found forever homes.
It was a new record for the shelter, and although they were happy with the result, they couldn’t help but feel bad for Eastwood. The shelter was empty, and he was all alone. It was likely due to his deformity that nobody wanted him. The vets said that Eastwood doesn’t need surgery now, but eventually, he will, and it will cost around four thousand dollars.
A new home
The shelter decided to share Eastwood’s story and posted it on their Facebook page. Many felt sorry for the dog and shared the post more than a thousand times over. Within an hour, the shelter’s phone kept ringing, over 80 applications came in. The staff went through them and finally found one that could give Eastwood the love and attention that he needs.
Eastwood finally has a place to call his home, and he is not going to be alone anymore.
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