In our continued efforts to support The Humane Society of Bay County, we’d like to share an adoption success story. Please consider adoption or fostering!
Marjorie, a Neapolitan mastiff, came to the HSBC as a medical transfer from a rescue in November, 2015. She was a stray that had gone unclaimed, and because of her breed, the rescue reached out looking for placement with the Humane Society of Bay County, among others. It was also discovered that she was positive for heartworms, but luckily we had room in our HSBC Dog Foster Program to take her.
Before Marge even began her heartworm treatment, she met with Michelle and Bob, who had contacted us through a family friend who had adopted Hemingway (a special-needs Yorkie) from our program some months prior. They were looking to add another canine family member and needed a good match for their current mastiff, Sheba. At a meeting, Marjorie and Sheba hit it off right away, and Michelle and Bob confirmed that they would like to add Marge to their family after her treatment was complete.
Marjorie’s treatment and recovery required three months of strict crate-rest, but Marge was finally able to resume normal activity and go home with her new family in late February, 2016, where she continues to live a happy and healthy life.
NOTE: To enable the HSBC to achieve more foster and adoption success stories
like Marjorie’s, we need foster homes to care for dogs temporarily until their
forever family can be found. Please consider fostering a dog in our program. For
more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989-893-
0451. Fostering is a great way to enjoy “short term” pet ownership while having
the flexibility to travel, host major events, etc. between foster placements.