Henry, a 1½ year old Beagle. While his picture does not show it, he was in imminent danger of death. You see, he was at the Pound, a.k.a Animal Control, and “his time” was almost up after nearly 2 months.
Originally sponsored by us in the local newspaper in hopes that the exposure would help him to be adopted. We were not content to “just write a check. We went several times a week to the Pound to walk him and spend some time with him-you know “doggy mental health”! But, as noted his “time was almost up”. Gas chamber. Shudder.
Taken out to be fostered, he wiggled his way into our hearts after a mere 5 days. His bio read “sweet and energetic” We would switch the words around! Smart, too! He also wiggled his way into the hearts of Paddington our 100 lb. rescue dog and 3 rescue cats. Henry far exceeds us as a playmate! And the real deciding factor not to give him up to a future adopter really was the resident dog’s influence and therefore decision! They love each other!
Sweet, energetic, adorable, handsomely marked, funny, obedient-mostly!-still learning!, plays with his toys and loves it-obviously a pet at some point, not the stray he was turned in as. It is all but impossible to imagine him being put down-and millions like him. But Henry is safe, and millions more should and could be!