Imagine living in a noisy dog kennel for 400 days if seven days seems like a long time.
That’s how long Queen, a terrier mix, lived at the Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, Kansas. Even though Queen was three years old and as sweet as can be, she’d been overlooked time and again during those long months in the shelter. Scott Poore, an animal activist, decided enough was enough one day in September.
Scott is the founder of “Mission Driven,” an organization that organizes and promotes fundraisers for animal shelters. He decided to do whatever he could to bring attention to the homeless pup after hearing about how depressed Queen had become from living in the shelter for so long.
He was even more determined to help her find her forever home after meeting her. Queen is “the most affectionate lovable dog I probably have ever worked with,” according to Scott, and he should know. After publicly moving into Queen’s kennel, he ended up spending a lot of one-on-one time with her.
Scott brought some belongings and bedding with him, which he shared with Queen. He was adamant about staying with her until she was adopted. She found her forever home after seven days and seven nights!
“I honestly did not know if I was going to be there 24 hours or a month but I was prepared to do either,” he said. “Seven nights in an animal shelter is quite a long time I have to admit.”
As you might expect, animal shelters are not ideal places to rest. “Between all the animals barking and Queen every hour on the hour waking me up with her rope toy wanting to play” Scott admitted, of his seven days in the kennel.
“I just want to thank them for opening up their home and their hearts for such an incredible dog who deserves a long life in a loving home,” he said. “I had the pleasure of meeting the father and the son and it’s going to be a perfect home for them and for Queen. It’s a win-win for both sides.”
When asked why he didn’t just adopt Queen, he explained that as an animal advocate, he comes into contact with needy animals every day.
“I can’t adopt every animal that I help because then I will have 1,000 animals in my house,” Scott explained.
Once Queen had found her people, this dog lover went on to find the next animal in need.
“What helps me get through the emotional side of my work is I move very quickly to the next animal [who] needs my help,” he explained.
We are grateful to people like Scott for speaking up for the voiceless _ _speak.In our opinion , the ultimate act of good is being willing to sacrifice one ‘s own comfort for the well -being of an animal .Thank you so much, Scott!