New Year – New Home – New Lease on Life. Monty Finds a Home!

Monty and his new mom

Monty gets one last treat from Donna before going home with his new mom!

By Donna Bucek, Director of Animal Services

Today is a great day for Monty – he is heading home! Gretchen Fieser, our Relationship Director, gave a talk in the North Hills this past December. Among other things, she spoke of Monty. In the audience, Monty’s new owner’s heart broke over his story. But she was not sure that she was ready for another animal having recently lost her poodle. The following  Sunday, she read Monty’s story in the Tribune Review and decided that she was the one who was going to give him the second chance he deserved.

She came and visited with Monty mid-December and both were smitten. She visits with Monty daily as he continued to heal and become acclimated to her. She is learning all about his quirks and preferences and she is perfectly fine with letting Monty just be Monty.

One little, limping, tangled mess of a dog  arrived at Western PA Humane Society but a beautiful and funny little guy gets his forever home today. My heart will break just a little, OK maybe a lot, as I say good-bye, and even though I have four dogs waiting for me at home, my house will be just a little lonely for the next few days. However, there is not a more satisfying feeling than saving a life and I would not trade my sadness for anything.

Congratulations Monty – you deserve it.

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