For an animal shelter, there’s nothing better than the moment the dog rescued has found his adoptive family, especially if they’ve been with them for a long time.
When that day finally came for a dog named “Major”, a dog rescued who spent a year at the shelter after escaping being knocked down, it was a real moment for them to celebrate.
According to ABC Chicago, Major and his brother Hilo were rescued from animal control in Quincy, Illinois. They were thought to be in danger of ᴅɪᴇᴅ, but fortunately rescued by the Naperville Area Humane Association who arrived in time and just in time before the dog ᴅɪᴇᴅ.
But after being brought into the shelter, both dogs struggled to find a home. A year goes by, and no one is interested in adoption. Their sad and pitiful faces made those working at the shelter unable to hold back their tears. The Humane Society describes the Major as playful, energetic, and motivated to treat, though says he shouldn’t be in homes with young children, cats or other dogs.
Despite the hardships against him, the shelter hopes to have a home for the Major somewhere out there. They even named a holiday “The Big Holiday” after him, using it as an occasion to highlight their longtime shelter dogs in need of a home. But recently, 372 after Major entered the shelter, the Naperville Area Humane Society delivered great news: Major has been adopted!
The shelter workers lined up outside to say goodbye to the Major and the sweet dog said goodbye to each of them, ending with the Major leaving the shelter with his new owner , who is believed to be a pickup truck driver. The main jump in the truck, the beginning of a new adventure that will take him across the country.
The NAHS wrote that it “couldn’t be more delighted to welcome another long-term resident out the door. We can’t wait to see where the road takes you, Major.”
We are so glad the Major has been adopted! We hope he has a great life traveling around the country with his new owner
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