Shelter staff understand better than anyone that life isn’t perfect, and sometimes unforeseen circumstances can completely disrupt everything. Jobs are lost, homes are downsized, families face challenges, relationships break down, and sadly, the shelter witnesses firsthand the fallout from these events.
As the sole open-admission shelter in our county, we are committed to accepting every animal that comes through our doors. Many of the surrenders we receive are a direct result of life-changing events. Despite this, we make only a few simple requests of our community. We ask that you first attempt to rehome your pets, with the shelter being the last resort. We encourage you to reach out to local rescues for assistance. Providing us with detailed descriptions of your animals increases their chances of finding the right home. And most importantly, we ask for honesty, understanding the difficulty of the decision to surrender a beloved pet.
Meet Kane, a sweet and affectionate four-year-old, who arrived as a stray two months ago. His microchip led us to his registered owner, who, upon contact, informed us about her recent divorce and relocation out of state. Kane had been left with her ex-husband, and she provided all the necessary information for him. We were hopeful about reuniting Kane with his owner until we discovered that it was his owner who had reported him as a stray.
Kane became collateral damage, with neither of his owners willing to reclaim him. Remarkably, this hasn’t changed his disposition. Kane remains a genuinely happy dog, his face lighting up with attention. He’s affectionate, good with other dogs, and adores people. Weighing 40 pounds, he’s strong, compact, and muscular, and he possesses both charm and a gentle nature. However, during his 64 days here, he has received minimal attention from anyone beyond our staff and volunteers.
Kane may have been given up, but he hasn’t given up on love. We believe there’s someone out there for Kane—a home that matches his heart. Someone who won’t take this sweet dog for granted and understands the lifelong commitment of having a pet. Those who know Kane and spend time with him realize how much he longs for love. He doesn’t seek treats or toys; Kane craves touch and affection. He wants to share his outdoor moments on your lap, basking in the sun’s warmth, your kind words, and soft smiles.
Let’s ensure Kane gets noticed. Let’s find him a loving home.