Pet adoption success: Dog survives tornado, gets adopted


Help WETM-TV ‘Clear the Shelters!’ We hope you come out on Saturday, August 25 -Aug 29th, 2020, and adopt a furry friend!

Adoption fees are waived at participating shelters, during this time only, pending application approval. Other fees may still apply.

Here’s are participating adoption shelters in the Twin Tiers:

The Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill sanctuary with locations in East Smithfield and Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide a safe and caring refuge for companion animals, inspire change through education, provide adoption services, and support spay/neuter initiatives.

Questions about adoption? Contact the shelter:

Emily Shaffer, Adoption Coordinator
P: (570) 596-2200 x101

To be sure the process is smooth, please bring all veterinary records the day of Clear the Shelters, as most veterinarian offices are not open on weekends. Without veterinary records of current furry family members, we cannot complete a same-day adoption. Get ahead of the game and fill out an application a few days prior to arriving and we will work to get you preapproved.

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Boss the dog may just make you rethink that old saying about cats being the ones with 9 lives.

The 4-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier survived a tornado in Oklahoma and was kicked by a horse in a separate incident.

But Boss found a forever home in Owego, New York thanks to Joanne and Earl Jacobs, the couple chosen to adopt him.

The couple fell in love with Boss when they spotted him at Stray Haven Humane Society in Waverly.

“He was the first one we bumped into and he was so quiet, not barking like the rest and he was giving out kisses so they put us in a room with him and we fell in love, that was it, we had to take him home,” said Mrs. Jacobs.

The owners wanted to add a new addition to their family after their other pets passed awayof old age, cancer and heart disease.

There’s lots to explore at Boss’ new home full of open fields of grass and freedom to run around.

The Jacobs like the rescue dogs because they just want to be loved, that’s all they want, for someone to love them and he’s a good case of it. And they say it was just meant to be with Boss.

“We got in there (Stray Haven) and by the time we got him ready to come home, he couldn’t get out fast enough and he played there,” said Mrs. Jacobs.  “He played with everybody, everyone loves Boss, I don’t know why but I know now why.  He’s a lover.”

With lots of kisses and a wagging tail, Boss is not only incredibly lucky to survive destruction, he’s lucky to find a forever home with a loving family.

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