A shelter employee and a dog
To help this very special dog find a forever home, a shelter employee is staying in the kennel. It could be challenging for a dog to adjust to being taken to a shelter after having a home.
Lana, a four-year-old dog, was found when she was just a puppy. Although Lana was found, her finder was unable to retain her. Lana was swiftly adopted after she was given to the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA as a result of her action.
Sadly, after three years of happiness in her new home, Lana was returned to the shelter in April. Four months later, Lana has yet to find her forever home.
Whitney Steele, the shelter’s director of volunteers and events, decided to stage a „sit-in“ to raise awareness of Lana’s plight and encourage adoption.
Whitney will stay in Lana’s kennel with her at all times until she is given a permanent home.
To properly understand what Lana experiences daily while confined there, Whitney is living exactly like Lana and even sleeping in a dog bed with Lana in the kennel.
According to Michael Morefield, marketing and communication officer for the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, even if we have great comfort, it’s not as snug as a loving home. He continued, „Whitney is learning a lot about what Lana observes every day.
While Lana has been doing this every day for more than four months, Whitney has been so successful that she immediately misses home after just one night.
Food has been sent for Whitney and Lana from nearby companies while Lana is staying in the kennel.
The goal of the shelter’s actions is to show the general public what a great dog Lana is and why she deserves a second chance at happiness. She likes going on walks with the volunteers at the shelter and occasionally napping in her cage with the other employees.