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Man is forced to leave dog at shelter; one month later staff are moved to tears

By Justine Seraphin Country Manager

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Shelter staff feared the worst after this dog was dropped off at the shelter and had no news from his owner for almost a month…

Hershey, a Pitbull mix, was taken to the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area after his owner suffered a medical emergency and had to be hospitalised.

Fear of abandonment

The dog, named Hershey, was an older pup and set in his ways. He loved his owner very much and felt so lost at the shelter. With no news from his owner for almost a month, shelter staff feared that he may have passed away and that no one would come back for his dog…

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But, 27 days after Hershey was dropped off at the shelter, they got the surprise of a lifetime. Hershey’s owner was finally released from the hospital and his very first stop was the shelter.

A very happy ending

Shelter staff caught the moment the two reunited, and honestly, you will want a large box of tissues for this.

Both are clearly so relieved to see each other again, with the dog wagging his entire body happily, while the owner sinks down to the ground to be at optimal cuddle height. 

We are so happy for this pair, and hope they never have to be separated again!

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