Happy ending for special needs dog — the only one left after shelter event

Eastwood joined the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in Harbor Springs, Michigan, back in December.

For four months, Eastwood was waiting for his chance to find a forever home.

The 70-pound Labrador retriever was found abandoned on the side of a road in December. He has a deformity in his leg, and veterinarians consider him a “special needs dog.”

Luckily, the sweet 1-year-old pup got a second chance at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in Harbor Springs, Michigan. He was evaluated by a specialist, who believes the dog was born with the leg defect.

He doesn’t need surgery right now, but somewhere down the road it may be required. The procedure is estimated to cost around $4,000, and workers at the shelter wanted potential owners to be aware of the responsibility.

Unfortunately, the warning must have turned a lot of families off.

The BISSELL Pet Foundation hosted an annual adoption event “Empty the Shelters” on Saturday, volunteering to cover the adoption fees for all pet owners. About 65 shelters across Michigan participated and 2,500 animals found homes — except Eastwood.

In total, the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society found homes for 49 animals last week alone, a new record.

“One by one, each of our dogs available for adoption found homes — except Eastwood,” Jessica…

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