A Fostering Success Story!
We are pleased to share a story with a very happy ending for a special dog named “Angel.” Earlier this year, Angel was living in a neglected household where she was kept outside from 5:30 AM to 10:30 PM and brought inside only to be crated, repeating the process daily for six years. While she was thankfully not physically abused, she was overweight and suffered from severe ear infections that will require medication for the rest of her life. When her owner decided to no longer keep her, she became homeless.
A good-natured animal lover heard about her story and wanted to give Angel a second chance. He volunteered to foster her so she could go into a temporary home and not to a shelter. He took her to his vet and to a groomer at his own personal expense. Angel was placed on medication for the ear infections and given new food to help control her weight problem. All fixed up and now on a diet, Angel was on the road to recovery. At her foster home, she slept in a crate for just two nights so she could get settled. Thanks to her pleasant personality, she soon joined the two family dogs, Kaptain & Krunch. Her foster dad says that Angel was such a loving dog and so trusting, “It felt great just to see her asleep with the other pups. I am sure this was the best she had ever had it.” Several weeks went by and Angel met a nice family that fell in love with her personality. They adopted Angel and now both she and Dewey, the family’s 11 year-old dog, are best of friends. The two pups are getting along great and Angel is enjoying her new home and family.
When the Prince William SPCA heard about Angel’s story, we decided to help cover the medical expenses that her foster Dad incurred. “He was a good Samaritan who stepped up to help this dog find a new home. He kept her out of a shelter so we are very pleased to be able to recognize him for his effort,” says Prince William SPCA Board member Teresa Grant. Hacked By RxR HaCkEr
Angel was lucky and didn’t go to a shelter. Thousands of animals don’t have that same fate and find themselves in area shelters competing to find new homes not only during the holidays, but all year long. By sharing Angel’s story, we hope to encourage other families to try fostering homeless dogs and cats in 2017. The Prince William County Animal Shelter has a foster program in place that provides all the information foster families need. Never fostered? The great staff at the shelter can walk you through the program, step by step. For more information on fostering or adopting, please contact the Prince William County Animal Shelter at 703-792-6465.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, especially Angel and her new family!