SCITUATE – The Scituate Animal Shelter is looking for someone willing to take in a family of three pets that were displaced when their previous owner lost his home.
London, a dachshund; Roman, a Pomeranian; And Sammy, a cat, have lived together for years, and shelter representatives said the ideal home would be one that could keep them together and avoid further disruption of their lives.
“This is an unusual one. We’ve had a number of cases where animals have come in together, but this is definitely the first time we’ve had three together that are so clearly bonded,” Lisey Good, who works with the shelter , said.
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Good said they’ve seen an uptick in people who have lost their homes and are forced to give animals to the shelter since the early days of the pandemic.
“It’s really, really common. It’s probably the most common reason we get pets. Either someone loses their home or moves and can’t find somewhere else that allows them to have animals,” she said. “The owner so clearly cared for and loved these animals. They’re all extremely sweet and really nice.”
Roman and Sammy are both 12 years old, and had lived with the same owner since they were young. London is years old.
“They’re all close. The dogs clearly love each other, spend all of their time together and cry when one leaves the room,” Good said. “The cat is a little more aloof but clearly loves the dogs and we’re keeping them all in a room together.”
Good said all three animals are calm and patient, but because there are so many the shelter is likely looking for a home without other pets or young children. The dachshund has tested positive for heartworms, but the disease is treatable and Good said the shelter will work with the adoptive family on a treatment plan.
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The shelter will wave adoption fees for the three pets.
“These animals have shown that they are really nice, sweet, patient animals. Despite the fact that there are three of them, it’s probably one of the more easy placements,” Good said.
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