Eight years. Bonita had to wait eight years before she got to live inside a home.
The senior beagle had previously spent her whole life in a local town as a hunting dog in an outdoor kennel, with only a small enclosure and box of hay to sleep in. And when her owners stopped hunting, they saw no more use for her.
But 8-year-old Bonita still mattered. With help from local animal control officers, the pup made her way to the Connecticut Humane Society and a CHS volunteer foster home—the first home that ever welcomed her inside. She got a fresh start because you care about pets of all ages.
Bonita received medical care for mammary masses and a painful mouth, along with tons of TLC. And for an old gal, she adjusted great to indoor living and soaked up every second of affection she got from the new human friends in her life. After a few months of care, she was ready for adoption.
Today, she has her own home where she can get some exercise and then settle in for a nap. It’s what all senior pets deserve … and it’s what you make possible.