A senior canine in an Illinois animal shelter has one factor she appears to stay up for every single day: Getting tucked in when the shelter closes up for the evening.
Sandy, estimated to be round 10 years previous, has been on the Knox County Humane Society within the metropolis of Galesburg for almost a yr, the shelter stated in a Facebook publish earlier this week. The post included a video of the dog Sandy being wrapped in blankets on an enormous plush chair, together with a number of photographs displaying her bundled in blankets.
“Since being right here, Sandy has picked up the routine of getting tucked in each evening,” the shelter wrote. “It’s one thing that has grow to be an nearly each evening factor that she appears ahead to.”
The publish famous that Sandy had ended up on the shelter after her prior proprietor “sadly grew to become sick and needed to relocate.”
Keneshia Martin, the employees member who took the photographs and is sort of all the time the one to tuck Sandy in, stated she believes it’s a behavior the canine picked up some time in the past.
“I believe it was simply one thing she was used to at her earlier house,” Martin informed HuffPost. “She simply does it.”
Sandy’s different pursuits embrace automotive rides and being “pleasant to everyone,” Martin stated.
Shelter director Erin Buckmaster described Sandy as “very candy,” although she famous that the canine dislikes cats.
Sandy’s lengthy stint on the shelter is an instance of how onerous it may be to search out houses for older canines, in accordance with Buckmaster.
“I simply assume it’s unhappy that each one the older canines are left behind,” she informed HuffPost. “When we have now puppies, everyone fights over all of the puppies.”
And like animal shelters across the country, the Knox County Humane Society has seen an uptick in surrendered pets in current months fueled by rising rents and inflation. Many individuals have to surrender their pets after they’re evicted. They both grow to be homeless or can’t discover inexpensive housing the place pets are allowed, Buckmaster stated, including, “I hate landlords.”
Buckmaster hopes folks study Sandy and notice how nice older canines will be.
“Our dream is for her to have her personal endlessly house,” she stated, “the place she’d get tucked in each evening.”