There are a lot of pets out there who need permanent homes. They end up in shelters, where they await adoption. Some dogs are fortunate, and their stay is brief. Others, unfortunately, end up staying much longer – months or even years. It’s heartbreaking to witness the unwanted pets stay in their kennels day after day, hoping to be loved.
Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania SPCA staff worked tirelessly to find a home for one of its long-term residents. Pepe was a pit bull that was surrendered to the Pennsylvania SPCA after a life of cruelty and neglect.
He was taken in by the staff and brought back to health. When he was ready for adoption, however, he was swiftly neglected.
Unfortunately, because Pepe was a pitbull, not everyone was interested in him. Nonetheless, the shelter would regularly post about the sweet pooch in the hopes that someone would be willing to take a chance on him.
But the days quickly added up to 300, and Pepe was approaching his one-year anniversary at the shelter. But it was made even more difficult by the fact that Pepe was becoming increasingly depressed. Pepe could not acclimatize to life in the shelter, no matter how nice everyone was to him. Every time he was taken for a stroll, it was evident that he didn’t want to return to the shelter. In reality, the poor puppy would clearly get disturbed and worried. Pepe’s chance of happiness was looking dismal.
However, something extraordinary occurred one Monday when the shelter failed to post about Pepe. And what is the precise cause for the lack of a post? The exciting news that Pepe had been adopted!
It wasn’t long until the shelter joyously shared the amazing news on social media, tweeting a series of postings that stated, “One of our longest term residents, Pepe, despised life in the shelter.” He had come over a year earlier in an emaciated state, a potential victim of brutality and neglect. Our staff nursed him back to health, which proved to be the most difficult aspect of his trip.´´
Pepe was a bright young man who found it difficult to live in a kennel. When it was time to go back in after walks with pals, he was anxious, panting, bouncing, and complaining. Pepe, on the other hand, thrived outside of the shelter. He enjoyed lengthy hikes and jumping in the automobile. We were aware that we were on a tightrope with him. We needed to locate him a place to live before he deteriorated to the point of no return in the shelter. He got strongly promoted on social media, and he met key people, but Pepe waited.”
Last Monday we didn't share a Pepe post with you.— Pennsylvania SPCA (@PSPCA) October 18, 2021
We didn't share it with you because Pepe wasn't here. pic.twitter.com/rwZejhm43O
One of our longest term residents, Pepe hated life in the shelter. He had arrived in an emaciated condition, a suspected victim of cruelty & neglect nearly one year ago. Our team nursed him back to health, which would turn out to be the easiest part of his journey. pic.twitter.com/i9GKwdfeXM— Pennsylvania SPCA (@PSPCA) October 18, 2021
“We did not give up on Pepe.” the post continued. Pepe wasn’t here last Monday for the finest of reasons. He wasn’t present since, after three meetings, his family declared PEPE ADOPTED! Instead of sleeping on the hard floor of the shelter, he now sleeps soundly between his parents. He’s not panting or leaping about. He’s content.”
Last Monday Pepe wasn't here for the very best reason.— Pennsylvania SPCA (@PSPCA) October 18, 2021
He wasn’t here because after three meets, his family made it official – PEPE IS ADOPTED! pic.twitter.com/Bv013c8pdO
That is simply the best news ever! All dogs need to live in loving homes where they are lavished with affection and care. Based on the photos, Pepe has finally found a home where he will be lavished with love and devotion for the rest of his life, which makes us very pleased.
What are your thoughts on Pepe’s story? Please let us know!
This article was first published on The Animal Rescue Site.