Rejected by seven different families, an elderly and sick dog finally finds a shelter for life

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-03 17:43:01

In the United States, an elderly and sick dog living in a shelter has finally found a lifelong shelter after seven failed adoptions. One thing is certain: his story is likely to move you.

It is well known: the dogs proposed for adoption have little chance of finding a new shelter to end their old age. This is particularly the case of Martin, an adorable 10-year-old doggie. However, fate had prepared another plan for him.

Crédit Photo : SPCA of Wake County

Seven aborted adoptions

The quadruped was entrusted to the shelter of the SPCA of Wake County (North Carolina) because its former owner, aged 89, could no longer take care of him, reports the site The Dodo . On site, the resident quickly adapted to his new environment, to the delight of the staff. It must be said that Martin is a cocktail of tenderness and kindness.

« I don't know if he understood what was going on, but from day one he was just this happy, easy-going, really nice old guy with a teddy bear face. “Said Samantha Ranlet, director of the establishment, to the specialized magazine.

Despite his angelic face and his many qualities, the furball was struggling to find a new family because of his advanced age and his illness: dirofilariasis (or heartworm disease).

Crédit Photo :SPCA of Wake County

In total, Martin experienced seven adoptions failed in the space of two months: He kept getting rejected over and over again '. Faced with this situation, the association used social networks to tell the story of the doggie.

The dog finds a new forever home

And the least we can say is that this method has paid off since the publication, put online on August 22, has been a great success.

«L posting on Facebook made all the difference », I entrusted the guideline. « The message was shared by thousands of people and suddenly people contacted us by phone and email » . The refuge also received a large number of adoption requests.

Crédit Photo : SPCA of Wake County

Crédit Photo : SPCA of Wake County

Finally, the establishment decided to place its trust in a couple who had already had senior dogs. Today, Martin lives happy days with his new masters and the household cat. But he still has to go to the shelter to receive his heartworm treatment.

Source : Woopets