A Labradoodle named “Buddy” recently captured the heart of the nation when his story, about being abandoned outside of an animal shelter with a note from his former family, spread like wildfire across media outlets and social media.
Buddy was abandoned outside of the new Henry County Humane Society in Geneseo, Illinois, on May 21 – whoever left him there also left behind a note which stated, “Hi, my name is Buddy,” as well as information indicating that he had been “loved and cherished” but had outgrown his family’s apartment.
On Tuesday, the animal shelter which has been caring for Buddy (and who has been sifting through MANY adoption applications) announced that the abandoned dog who became a local celebrity is no longer homeless. In a Facebook post, the good news was shared with page followers:
With an incredibly full heart – shelter manager Tracy sends Buddy on his way tonight. Congrats boy – and enjoy playing with your new brother Yogi! Wishing you a happy life from all us! You deserve it Buddy❤
According to PEOPLE, Buddy’s new owners are Sara and Aaron Hogan, a couple from Springfield who learned about the abandoned dog through a local media outlet. Buddy has new human parents, as well as a new canine sibling (who apparently looks quite a bit like Buddy, albeit smaller) to share his life with.
The manner in which Buddy was abandoned – including the touching note from his former family – generated a great deal of attention. The shelter staff hopes that everyone will remember that EVERY animal has a story…but every story isn’t known.
There are many other pets at this shelter who are waiting for their own happily-ever-after, just like Buddy – click here to see a list of who is available.
Buddy’s legacy at the shelter will live on – dog yards at the shelter’s new facility will be called “Buddy’s Playpen.” If you are interested in making a donation, click this link and select “new shelter.”
Original article about Buddy here.
(Image via Henry County Humane Society/Cindy Avey)
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