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Lake Humane Society: Dog still looking for home after 2,000 days in shelter

Hershel was rescued from the streets when he was one-year-old during a particularly brutal winter storm.

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center is asking the public for help in finding Hershel a forever home.

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Hershel was rescued from the streets when he was one-year-old during a particularly brutal winter storm. He required extensive medical attention due to frost bite and near-starvation, but pulled through. 

Unfortunately Hershel has not been able to find a loving family to take him in, now passing the 2,000 day mark at the shelter.

In a press release, the shelter makes a plea to the public to help the amazing, loveable and optimistic Hershel find a forever home:

"For the first year of his life Hershel had never known warmth, he had never known shelter. Hershel had never known the feeling of a full belly or kind human touch. It didn’t happen overnight, but Hershel is now a healthy, 76-pound, 6-year-old boy. Hershel amazes us every single day with his contagiously happy and optimistic outlook on life.

This past weekend Hershel was able to get a small taste of life inside a home when one of our volunteers took him for a sleepover. They said Hershel adjusted better than they could have ever imagined, especially considering this was possibly his very first night in a home! He didn’t even have one accident. He was a complete gentleman, grateful for the simple things like sunbathing in a fenced yard and curling up on the couch for belly rubs. Hershel didn’t hesitate to claim his comfy spot and help select a movie for the night. And even though his home visit was short, it gave him hope and a glimpse of what life will be like once he finds his forever family.

Not only has Hershel had a sleepover and gone on many adventures, but he has also been practicing his skills and furthering his knowledge at Cold Nose Companions Dog Training where he has caught on wonderfully. Hershel has continued to impress us with his loyalty and willingness to see and learn new things. Although after 2,000+ days in a shelter, he may need time to fully adjust in a new home. All these experiences can only help Hershel make up for lost time."

For more information about Hershel, contact the Lake Humane Society at 440-951-6122.

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