by Veronica Chavez
Shelters are incredibly lonely
places for dogs. While animals are definitely safer in shelters than
they would be chained to a house, wandering the streets, or growing up
in feral communities, there’s no doubt that listlessness is all but
inevitable for a dog in the shelter. Usually, these dogs have to sleep
on cold kennel floors, are overlooked time and time again
by prospective adopters, and have limited social interaction. Sadly,
this is the reality for millions of homeless animals in the U.S.
Thankfully, many of these shelter facilities
go above and beyond to make the pups in their possession feel as
comfortable and loved as possible. Whether this means giving them a fluffy bed
to rest their head, some toys for stimulation, or simply making time to
cuddle, these kind little acts can completely transform a dog’s spirit.
Take Elmo, the Pit Bull, for instance. Found by Animal Control in a yard with another dog, he was taken to KC Pet Project
in Kansas City. Elmo was understandably terrified and depressed. The
dog he had been found with had gotten adopted and so Elmo truly was all
alone in the world...http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/depressed-shelter-dog-cant-stop-smiling-on-day-out/?