When one Michigan shelter held an event to empty its cages, all its animals were adopted except for one dog with health issues. But thanks to a Facebook plea, that dog got a fairy tale ending.
Eastwood, a 1-year-old red-coated Labrador retriever, was the only animal left in the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in Harbor Springs, Michigan, last Saturday after 21 others went home with new families.
The dogs and cats were adopted thanks to an event called Empty the Shelters, sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, which paid for all the adoption fees.
“It was kind of sad,” the shelter’s communications and marketing coordinator, Jessica Evans, told ABC News. “We were all kind of baffled because, even with his health issues, he’s such a nice dog. He’s amazing.”
Eastwood arrived at the shelter in December after being picked up by a local stray center. He has a deformed leg that could require surgery estimated to cost $4,000, the shelter said. He also has entropion, a condition in which eyelids grow inward.
Still, the shelter had a plan to ensure that all its animals, including Eastwood, found homes. It posted a passionate plea on Facebook…