We all love a real-life canine tale with a happy ending. And it doesn’t get much more heart-warming than this recent story involving a lonely Labrador, a North Michigan animal shelter and an NBA coach. Get your tissues at the ready.
Eastwood the Labrador was first picked up by a North Michigan stray center when he was found roving the streets in the cold. The center then passed the dog onto Harbor Springs’ Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. And it was apparent that the one-year-old had a number of health problems, including being nearly blind.
Staff at the shelter believe the animal’s poor health is why he was cruelly abandoned – although his issues could have actually been fixed. The dog suffered from entropion, a condition which sees the eyelids folding inward, and had a deformed leg. Sadly, too, these health problems initially appeared to deter other families from adopting Eastwood.