Dog Waited 1,145 Days in Shelter, Just Returned Again

April Livingston | March 6th, 2019

In 2015, a concerned neighbor helped a dog named Geronimo escape a terrible situation. The dog was locked in a crate outdoors in the snow with no room to move and nothing to keep him warm. He was starving and dehydrated, and rescuers weren’t even sure he would survive. But Geronimo received excellent care from the Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) in Ohio and made it. He was heartworm positive, but his treatment arrived just in time. He also had serious knee and leg issues from being in the crate but was given surgery to relieve his issues. It took quite some time for him to recover, but he survived and was eventually put up for adoption.

A loving family came along and adopted him after all his time in the shelter (over 1,00 days!) but he was recently returned because he wasn’t a good match for their family. He is now at 1,145 days and counting. The shelter staff is so hopeful the perfect family will come along and give Geronimo the forever home he so desperately needs. Geronimo needs to be in a home with no children and he also needs to be the only dog or cat in the home.

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For a dog that has been through so much in his life with being mistreated and also dealing with serious health issues, he is doing very well. The staff says he is responding well to training, is working on his leash skills each day and just loves to be around humans. The staff is so disappointed his first family did not work out, but they are hopeful that the right family is out there somewhere for him. It needs to be just the right match, so the staff knows that it may take some more time to figure out the perfect situation for him. For more information on sweet Geronimo, contact the Humane Society of Summit County.

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