Thankful Shelter Dog Saved From Death Row Snuggles Rescuer On Car Ride Home And Melts Hearts Around The World
May 16, 2018 10:23 By Fabiosa
Approximately 6 to 8 million animals are handled by animal shelters in America every single year. Even though some of them find new families, around 4 million unwanted dogs and cats are left with no home.
Many animal shelters can’t humanely house and support all these animals. Some of them are forced to live in cramped cages, others would have to be turned away because there are no rooms for them. There are also animals that end up at euthanasia list.
Euthanasia list is a death row for animals. A beautiful 2-year-old Beagle called Gregory was added to that list because the shelter staff discovered he was heartworm positive. If no one came to rescue him, Gregory would be put down.
But, luckily, the Kirks family heard about Gregory’s plight. Schenley and Joe Kirk run the HOUND Rescue & Sanctuary from their home, in Ohio. They welcome dogs that have been abandoned or pulled from high-risk shelters where they were about to face euthanasia.
Joe Kirk arrived to save Gregory and took him home. Usually, rescued dogs are put in crates to ensure safe traveling, but little Beagle was so ecstatic to be free, Joe couldn’t bear to cage him. So the two went on the ride together with Gregory in the backseat. Kirk took lots of photos, which he shared on his Facebook page later.
The ride with the affectionate pooch melted many hearts, including ours. In fact, it was not even the end of the day when Gregory had a serious adoption inquiry from a family who saw the post!
The couple already has two rescued Beagles and would love to make a new addition to their loving family. The potential adopters filled an application and even donated money for Gregory’s heartworm treatment.
There are so many animals waiting to be adopted. These lucky ones have already found a loving home:
But others are still waiting in their cages for the ride of freedom.