Yes, I know I was supposed to do the second part of my race report today but tough; this is more important. A few days back, I received the following in an email from the Austin Humane Shelter.
Loretta – Adopted 4/14/11
Loretta and Miles Adopted!
We had two longtime residents adopted this week. Loretta’s journey involved many of us here at AHS, and began when she came to us with severe medical issues including skin and eye problems. Thanks to generous support and attention from donors, staff, and volunteers, she is in her forever home. It was a true team effort! Miles had been with us for over three months and received countless hours of attention from BRATTS. We wish all the best for these two pups!
Miles is another dog who’s been at the shelter for a while so it’s good that he finally found his forever home. I seem to recall being told that Loretta and Miles were the only two dogs we had left from 2010 who hadn’t found a home.
Honestly, I’m surprised it took as long as it did for Loretta to get adopted although the fact she was in foster was probably part of it. Her foster mom, who has had her for the past several months didn’t want to put her back in the shelter though, which is fully understandable. In any case, when dogs aren’t at the shelter to be seen they can be ‘out of sight, out of mind’ but finally someone has taken her home.
It’s been a long road to get here, from her initial intake, her multiple medical treatments, months in foster. And now, finally she has a home where I’m sure she’ll be happy and the people who adopted her will be too. Thank you again to everybody who contributed to Loretta’s treatment and who have been following her progress over the months.