Desperate to help Eastwood, the shelter made a post on Facebook about how he was left behind — and the response was overwhelming. People from all over were touched by Eastwood’s story, and almost immediately after the post went live, he received over 80 adoption applications.
So many people were willing to welcome Eastwood into their families, and after sifting through the countless applications, staff at the shelter finally found the perfect family to adopt Eastwood: Stan and Kimberly Van Gundy. Stan Van Gundy is the head coach for the Detroit Pistons, and he and his wife have always been avid animal lovers and rescuers. They have a few other rescue pets at home, and knew that Eastwood would make a perfect addition to their family.