Lake Humane Society hopes someone will accept the Betty White challenge and adopt Spike – News-Herald
In partnership with another Ohio shelter, a dog named Spike was recently transferred to the Lake Humane Society to help find him a home.
Through no fault of his own, Spike lived in a shelter for five years waiting for his forever family,” according to a press release. At 9 years old, this sweet pit bull mix has spent more than half of his life in a kennel.
Spike hasn’t had an easy life so far, the Humane Society said. In 2016, Spike’s family had to deliver him after their house burned down. This traumatic experience made Spike a bit nervous in the shelter and he was overlooked by potential adopters.
“This rescue partner has worked tirelessly to bring Spike out of his shell and has quickly become a favorite with staff and volunteers,” the statement read. “While most of the time this calm, quiet gentleman is happy to curl up on the sofa and watch TV, when he’s feeling adventurous, Spike enjoys a leisurely stroll and a pond to throw himself into. .
“Spike likes people, but would rather be the only animal in the house.”
In honor of Betty White’s 100th birthday, the Lake Humane Society said it is determined to find Spike a loving home for his golden years.
“I’ll never forget when I saw the photo of Betty White posing with the 2013 Hero Dog of the Year – a Pittie named Elle,” executive director Lori Caszatt recalled in the press release. “She helped de-stigmatize the misconceptions around the pit bull. Like Betty White, Spike continues to improve with age.
“I hope all the love surrounding the Betty White Challenge encourages people to adopt, support their local animal shelter, and help find Spike his forever home.”
Lake Humane Society relies on community donations to help homeless animals like Spike, the statement said. To donate in honor of Betty White’s birthday, visit her website or mail a donation to: Lake Humane Society, ATTN: Betty White Challenge, 7564 Tyler Blvd. Building E, Mentor, OH 44060.