The shelter decided to partner with the Bissell Pet Foundation to have an Empty The Shelters event, where all adoption fees were paid for. Staffers were extremely excited, hoping that all of their animals would end up finding homes that day. They watched as one by one, each of their animals found loving families and went off to their new forever homes. At the end of the day, all of their pets had been adopted — except for one.
Despite his incredible personality, Eastwood was left behind that day, and no one at the shelter could understand why.
“We couldn’t believe that he didn’t find a home, since he’s the nicest dog here,” Evans said. “We think that his disability was off-putting to potential adopters and they didn’t want to face potential surgery for him in the future.”