Recently, a police officer discovered a bedraggled, old dog wandering in Richardson, Texas. The officer picked up the stray pooch and got him to the Richardson Animal Shelter where staff went to work to rid his body of matted fur, overgrown nails, and a flea infestation.
The shelter learned that the “stray” dog was 16-years-old, and that he DID have an owner, but that person did not want him anymore. Mary Lovell, with the animal shelter, told WDTN News:
“We got in touch with the owner, who didn’t want the dog back. He said the dog was 16 years old and he’s had him since he was a puppy. The dog is completely deaf, and had known nothing but the yard he lived in his whole life, so he was reasonably timid in our care.”
Thanks to the shelter staff, Marty was washed, trimmed and dressed up for a social media shoot, and their efforts paid off – Marty found a home.
A woman with a soft spot for seniors saw Marty and fell in love! On September 9, the shelter alerted Facebook fans to the good news, writing:
Look who got adopted! Happy tails Marty!
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