Leya: The Longest Resident At Old Drum Animal Shelter
Update 10/7: According to a Facebook post from Old Drum Animal Shelter Leya officially slept in her first home with her new family after spending 151 days at the shelter. Additionally, Old Drum Animal Shelter was able to place six puppies into foster homes after only one night at the shelter.
The shelter is still looking for a foster home for sweet boy Pete who is having a tough time at the shelter. Learn more below.
Leya, our cover girl for this article, according to a Facebook post from Old Drum Animal Shelter, is one of the shelter's nicest, well-behaved dogs they're caring for. She's also the longest resident of the shelter and desperate to go to her forever home with a loving owner.
Leya began her stay at Old Drum Animal Shelter 150 days ago. By my count, that means she arrived at the shelter in May. With hopes and dreams that she'd spend the summer exploring Warrensburg with a wagging tail with her new family. Riding down Maguire with her head stuck out the window, tongue blowing in the breeze.
If only wishing made it so. She's spent her time at Old Drum in a noisy dog hall. Watching many dogs come and go before her. Some perhaps she even became friendly with. The past couple of months have been the hardest. No one's come to meet her, nor has anyone filled out an application for her.
Here's the scoop on Leya, she's dog-friendly and gentle by nature. Her medical needs are being covered by donators and can be cat tested to see if she'd be OK in a forever home with a cat. She'd love nothing more than a visitor, or even better, a forever home to go live in.
Now meet Pete...
Pete's been a resident of Old Drum Animal Shelter for about six weeks, and he really needs a foster according to a Facebook post. The shelter says he's had a hard time adjusting to life there, and it's stressed him out. Pete doesn't like his kennel and prefers hanging out with the staff in the office.
The shelter says he's dog friendly, keeps to himself, and is always a good boy in the lobby. The shelter is worried that every day he's there he's a step closer to shutting down and losing out on interested adopters. A foster home would cheer Pete up and allow more time to find his perfect fit. So if you can help out man's best friend, Pete would be appreciative.
If you're interested in helping Old Drum Animal Shelter by fostering a dog, you can learn more and fill out an online application here. If you'd like to adopt Leya, you can start the adoption process by filling out Old Drum Animal Shelter's adoption application here. And you can check out Leya and Pete's fellow residents here.