Herald Sun, July 25, 2011; Kelly Ryan
GIVING pound animals extra time to find new homes has paid off for unwanted pets languishing at the Lost Dogs’ Home.
Animal lovers swamped the shelter last week to snap up a new pet.
They were responding to a Herald Sun report that the abolition of the mandatory euthanasia of animals after 28 days on “death row” had seen a population explosion at shelters. The home introduced a “half-priced hounds” special to encourage pet sales.
Woodend’s Stephen and Carolyn Green knew what they were in for when they adopted terrier Bobby, who is getting on at nine.
“We deliberately chose the oldest dog because we know no one ever picks them,” Ms Green said.
A besotted Bobby has made himself at home with his owners and new mates Katy the Jack Russell and labrador Dave, both 14.