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WHS Pet of the Week: Donald

WHS Pet of the Week: Donald


Age: 8 years

Gender: Male

Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix

Size: Large

Meet Donald! I am an 8-year-old All-American Shelter Dog, and I love to get close. It doesn't matter if we're watching TV, reading a book or just hanging out—I'm a snuggler, and I will climb right on top of you if you let me!

A Shelter Animal’s Perspective

The following information was sent to us by Katherine Zenzano:

I wanted to share with you a one-day “volunteer recruitment” project that was so personally profound and striking, it brought tears to my eyes and to the eyes of many of our staff.  It gave me deep insight into the experience of our shelter animals from their perspective.  Images from these videos cross my mind often. Even daily.  

In the first video you see the dark silhouette of a cat as she sits in her cage.  She takes a moment to eat from her bowl, then surveys the outside of her cage, and then as if she suspects she is being watched she glances back towards her litter box.  She stands to reveal a stub of a tail and looks around as seconds go by…slowly. She hears the faint sound of simulated birds chirping in the background along with the occasional faint tease of human chatter and movement.

Click here for the video.

WHS Pet of the Week: McCoy

WHS Pet of the Week: McCoy

McCoy is a very special boy who is looking for a very special home. He came into the Washington Humane Society (WHS) as a stray. He was severely emaciated, starving and dehydrated, barely able to stand. He went home with a WHS staff member for some much-needed foster care and with the attention of his foster home and WHS's medical director and medical team, he pulled through, gained weight and regained his health. His wounds have healed, he has doubled his body weight and he is doing really well!