After more than two hundred days at the Humane Rescue Alliance, Betsy was finally leaving with a new family that was thrilled to have her.
Betsy did not need to be anxious because, when she took her final look at the shelter, she observed a large group of enthusiastic rescue workers applauding and cheering for her.
Ashley Valm, director of adoptions at the Humane Rescue Alliance, told The Dodo, “I had chills.” “I observed some of my coworkers crying. Everyone was thrilled to see her return home.
The rescue team captured the emotional moment on camera.
Betsy was discovered living alone in the Anacostia district of Southeast Washington, D.C. When she came at the shelter, the employees were stunned by her unashamed affection for humans.
Valm stated, “[Betsy] will stare at you and lean into you while you pet her.” “She’s never met a person she didn’t like.”
Betsy, however, did not get along with the other dogs as well and considered the shelter to be a stressful atmosphere.
The rescue workers anticipated it might take a bit longer for anxious Betsy to find her forever home. They did everything possible to make Betsy comfortable while they waited. They even started inviting her inside their quarters so she could escape the commotion.
“She spent a great deal of time in our directors’ offices, which she enjoyed because there were no other dogs there,” Valm explained. She would nap on the couch in the office all day and cuddle with the personnel. She was an absolute delight to have in the office.”
When Betsy was adopted, the shelter was celebrating Clear the Shelters Day, a national pet adoption event. There was a flutter of excitement in the air.
Valm stated that a party vibe was already there.
As word began to circulate that Betsy would be returning home, shelter employees used walkie-talkies to urge everyone to come say goodbye.
They clapped, cheered, and shouted words of encouragement as they watched the wonderful dog they had gotten to know so well move on to the next chapter of her life, knowing that by displaying empathy and compassion, they had played a role in altering her fate.
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Source: The Dodo