Life for a shelter pet is tough. But, for the 70 million homeless pets living in the United States, adoption can be a literal life-saver. Unfortunately, of the six to eight million animals entering the shelter system every year, only around half find a forever home. What’s even sadder is that these are not all animals are strays picked up off the streets by animal control officers — many of them once had a home but were surrendered or just abandoned by their former guardian. We can’t imagine what it must feel like for a dog to be abandoned by their human, but what we do know is that no matter where they are, they will wait. It’s a bittersweet display of loyalty from man’s best friend that no dog should ever have to go through.
When Katy, the dog in the photo below, was abandoned outside of a vet’s office, she was lucky that she wasn’t left to fend for herself like so many dogs are. But her journey to a forever home still had its difficulties. Katy lived in a little kennel at the vet’s office for 2,326 days! She waited day after day, hoping her family would return … but they never did. Luckily, she was found by The Fuzzy Pet Foundation, who made it their mission to find the forever home that Katy truly deserved.
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