Monday, September 21, 2020

Paw Connection: An Old Dog Finds A New Home After Tragedy

Posted By on Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 4:48 PM

click to enlarge Banks with his new owner Meredith. - HCSO
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  • Banks with his new owner Meredith.
A dog named “Banks” is getting a new lease on life after being discovered locked inside a vehicle following his owner’s death, probably for several days.

After a woman noticed the situation and contacted authorities, the Humboldt County Animal Shelter was able to track down the owner’s next of kin who said Banks was around 15 years old and they thought it best for him to stay in Humboldt.

Then, a happy coincidence occurred.

One of the shelter assistants remembered that Meredith Maier of Six Rivers Brewery had been looking for a senior dog. The match was made and Banks has found a new forever home.

“We are so very proud and touched to do the work that we do here at the shelter providing a safe landing spot for so many pets in need and either getting them back to their owners or on to their new lives,” said Jeanette, the assistant who made the paw connection between Banks and his new family.

To learn more about adopting, visit https://humboldtgov.org/2658/Animal-Shelter.

Read the release about Banks’ story below: 
After experiencing a tragedy, this “good boy” has a brand-new life and we’re so happy we could help make it happen! Banks was recently discovered inside of a vehicle by a nice lady who noticed the vehicle abandoned on the side of the road.

The woman called the HCSO and we discovered that Banks’ owner had passed away leaving behind Banks in the vehicle. Banks is believed to have been in the vehicle for several days. The Humboldt County Animal Shelter was able to locate Banks’ next of kin, who live out of the area. Banks’ relatives told us that he is approximately 15-years-old and they requested that we find him a nice home to spend his golden years here in Humboldt.

This is where the story becomes the best outcome ever! Our shelter assistant Jeanette remembered an approved applicant who was looking for a nice senior dog. She gave Meredith from Six Rivers Brewery a call and it was love at first sight.

Jeanette shared that: “We are so very proud and touched to do the work that we do here at the shelter providing a safe landing spot for so many pets in need and either getting them back to their owners or on to their new lives.”

If you see Meredith and Banks at the Brewery or out and about, be sure to say hi!

Learn more about adopting your forever friend at https://humboldtgov.org/2658/Animal-Shelter
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