Happy Trails to Patches, the Austin Dog Who Was Adopted After Waiting 1,913 Days
WHO: Playful Patches, a shelter mutt from the Austin Animal Center. WHAT: After more than five years—1,913 days, to be precise—in the shelter system, Patches was finally adopted by her longtime foster parent, Forrest Washburn, on April 1. WHY IT’S SO GREAT: On January 5, 2016, an 80-pound stray mutt arrived at the Austin Animal Center. Shelter staff estimated that the dog was about six years old. They named her Patches after the brindle spots around her eyes, as well as the hairless patches she had from a skin condition. Despite charming the staff and volunteers with her wide smile and spunky personality, the pit bull mix lingered in the shelter system for the next five years. Last week, she was finally adopted by her longtime…View Original Post
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