Still, staff hoped that the red-coated hound would find a new home when they staged their regular “Empty the Shelters” event. Twenty-two animals were put up for adoption in total, and all but one were taken. Unfortunately for Eastwood, though, he was the unlucky creature left behind.
Jessica Evans, the communications and marketing coordinator for the shelter, told ABC News that staff had practically no idea why Eastwood hadn’t been adopted. “It was kind of sad,” she said. “We were all kind of baffled because, even with his health issues, he’s such a nice dog. He’s amazing.”
What’s more, the shelter was determined to find a new family for Eastwood and later posted an emotional message on Facebook about the neglected dog. Thankfully, the post worked, too, leading to over 130 responses from the public. Indeed, in the end, 80 different families applied to adopt him.