The time dragged on, but Nathaniel kept his attitude in check knowing that if he was a good boy, someone would come and take him home. Fortunately, there are these amazing people called shelter volunteers who shower the animals with love and give up their spare time to walk and assure them that the perfect person will come.
This good dog, like many others, can only deal with so much confinement. Nathaniel was starting to exhibit classic kennel stress behavior. Unfortunately, the shelter has no other option but to put these animals on the euthanasia list since keeping them in the shelter environment indefinitely is inhumane.
Nathaniel's time was up. His outlook was bleak. Little did he know that social networking would save him. San Jose Animal Advocates decided to place a paid advertisement to plead the animal-loving population of San Jose to take action and save this dog before it was too late. He had 24 hours for someone to go to the shelter and adopt him.
There is another very deserving dog whose life hangs in the balance. Please see Dallas' Facebook page and share with your friends.
Lastly, many people didn't realize that our local shelter, San Jose Animal Care Center is not a no-kill shelter. It isn't. It takes in over 20,000 animals a year, and is one of the largest shelters in California. There are many Nathaniels, Dallases, and so many beautiful, loving animals (dogs, cats, bunnies and rats) who keep hoping you will come and take them home. Go visit today and find your next best friend.
The below video is for Nathaniel: