This is “Happy” - I’ll tell you about him in a minute, but first I need to ask everyone to do me a big (well, not so big) favor…
I’m also happy and excited!… I was able to get my Humane Society placed on a ballot at Fidofinder.com to try to win $1000 for the shelter. PLEASE go to www.fidofinder.com and along the right side of the page is a list of shelters, etc under the heading "$1000 Donation Ballot" - all everyone needs to do is vote for my shelter - Humane Soc of Scott County Indiana. The list is in alphabetical order, so we're about 1/3 the way down. If we get enough votes during the month of July, our Humane Society will win the $1000. We could really use the money - we are trying to get money to improve the outdoor portions of each dog’s kennel in the animal shelter. The way it is now, the dogs can get outside through a small doggy door, but once outside, no one can get to the dogs, unless they crawl threw the doggy doors too! So if a dog gets sick or injured and can’t make it back inside on it’s own, it’s a real problem. We want to redo the outside portion and have gates installed so that we can get to the dogs when they are outside if needed. This $1000 would be a big help! Plus, we always need food, bowls, cat litter, etc. So please take a second and vote for my shelter!
OK, now about Happy. Happy has been on the run for quite a while. It took the Animal Control Officer 3 days to catch him! Normally I get to name the dogs when they come into the shelter (I give them a name when I take their pictures for our website). The Animal Control officer usually tries not to get too involved with each dog (he has to be that way, otherwise can you imagine how awful it would be for him, when he had to euthanize the dog?) but this time, he was the one that actually named Happy. That says a lot about the dog - he truly is a happy happy boy!
Well, black dogs, especially big black dogs, usually don’t have much of a chance of getting adopted. Don’t ask me why - but statistics show all over the country, that people just don’t adopt black dogs very often. Well, I put in a good word for Happy and took extra pictures of him, and now Rover Rescue (up in Chicago) has agreed to take him! It’s really wonderful news for Happy! He’ll get placed in an excellent foster home, learn some manners (he’s pretty hyper and bouncy right now) and will eventually get a wonderful home. I'm sure the Animal Control Officer must be happy too - can you imagine how hard it would be to put this cute dog down?
I just love this shot of him. He was “talking” to me and being silly while I took his picture. I think the look on his face shows all the happiness he has inside!