Animal shelters become the temporary homes of abandoned and stray dogs. These shelters rehabilitate and take care of a variety of animals before putting them up for adoption.
In between homes
Inga, a Boxer mix, was rescued and brought to The Humane Association of Warren County, a local shelter in Ohio in 2015. She was examined by a vet and taken care of by volunteers.
When Inga first came into the shelter, she wasn’t able to focus at all. She would only react when she sees other dogs inside and out of the shelter.
Inga had been adopted a few times before. Unfortunately, her owners returned to the shelter after a few days.
Each time Inga was returned, the volunteers got to know her a little more. They continued learning more about Inga and how to help her.
Over the five years that Inga lived in the shelter, the volunteers grew to love her. Amy, the volunteer that was overlooking Inga’s progress, bonded with her the most.
Amy and Inga would often spend their time outside playing. And if they weren’t doing something productive, they would snuggle on the couch and watch a movie.
Amy had fun, challenging Inga and teaching her new tricks. Inga made significant progress. She blossomed into a smart, fun, and interactive dog.
Despite living in a shelter for over five years, Inga had a happy life. She doesn’t need a grand life just stability and a very loving owner.
It was important for Amy that Inga’s future owner would understand that she will need time and patience to live in a household. And although Amy has grown to love Inga as her own, she still hoped that Inga could live the life she truly deserved.
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