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After 17mos of Waiting, Shelter Dog Finds a Home in Time for Christmas
Noah’s Ark did dig deeper and hired Dr. Emily Levine, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist at Animal Emergency & Referral Associates in Fairfield, to evaluate Roy’s behavior and personality so as to best understand his needs. Roy had several factors working against him, including that he is a Pit Bull mix, a larger breed adult dog, and he had been at the shelter for a longtime. Additionally, a high-energy home with children would not be the best environment for Roy, restricting his options further. “We saw nothing in Roy that would lead us to believe it would be inappropriate to place him in a home,” Cramer said. “To know Roy is to love him. We couldn’t give up on him.”Because a lengthy stay can put emotional stress on a dog like Roy, the Noah’s Ark staff had to work harder to keep him healthy. Cramer credits Roy’s exceptional mental and physical health to the shelter’s outstanding staff and volunteers.
Roy’s adoption was extra special for those who cared for him. Walter Malena, Senior Animal Care Technician, commented on Facebook, “Roy’s adoption was a gift to me this Christmas that I will always remember.”
About Noah’s Ark Welfare Association, Inc. Noah’s Ark is a non-profit organization caring for animals for more than 40 years. Noah’s Ark operates a life-saving facility that adheres to an “adoption-focused” philosophy; no adoptable pet will be euthanized due to age, breed, lack of space or modifiable behavioral issues. The organization also provides additional animal-focused services, including a Spay-Neuter Hotline people can contact to receive coupons for reduced spay or neuter services from a network of veterinarians in the community. Noah’s Ark relies on donations from the local community to support its work. For more information, visit www.noahsarknj.org or call (973) 347-0378.