It’s incredible how social media and the internet can be used to raise awareness to help save stranded shelter dogs. You’ve likely heard and seen shelter dogs getting adopted thanks to social media websites and rescue videos. The internet really is a great tool to help dogs get adopted and also to raise awareness.
A senior dog in Missouri named Ginger was stuck in the shelter for almost eight years. Ginger is already nine-years-old, and people who visit the shelter where she lived were bypassing her and ends up adopting other dogs. Because Ginger is a senior dog, nobody wanted to adopt her. She was missing out on life, and she definitely deserves a loving family of her own.
The no-kill shelter taking care of Ginger eventually thought of a way to introduce Ginger to the world with the hope of getting her adopted. They decided to post a picture of Ginger in her kennel with a sign. The sign showed information about Ginger and how long she’s been staying in the shelter. The sign also says that she’s a good girl and that all she wanted was to be given a second chance to have a loving forever home.
This strategy worked. Ginger’s photo went viral on social media, and even celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres reshared her pictures for her millions of followers to see and share. In just a short amount of time, the shelter received over thirty adoption applications for Ginger. It was a long time coming, and Ginger’s finally being given a second chance to have a forever home.
The shelter required Ginger to be adopted by people living in a home that had no other animals and small children. This narrowed down the adoption applications and eventually found a perfect family for Ginger. Here’s a heartwarming video about Ginger’s journey to find a loving forever home.
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