Pet adoption record of more than 2500 animals in Michigan

Once the word got out about Eastwood being the last one left in the shelter, adoption applications began pouring in.

Eastwood, a 1-year-old golden Labrador, was the last dog standing at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society in Harbor Springs after an enormous adoption event last weekend left many MI shelters empty. "It was just awesome how many people poured their heart out for Eastwood", said Teresa Chaney, the events coordinator for Little Traverse Bay Humane Society.

He was officially adopted on Tuesday after the animal shelter read through all of the applications, and will move down to metro Detroit next week.

"Eastwood is the only dog left at the shelter after Empty the Shelters on Saturday, but we know the flawless home is out there somewhere".

The foundation paid adoption fees on April 29.

"While he's an unbelievable and wonderful dog, there's still so many animals that need homes across the country". Eastwood was born with health issues that could have been fixed when he was younger, but they weren't.

The humane society said it received 70 applications and eventually had to turn people away due to the overwhelming response.

Eastwood, a red-coated Labrador retriever mix, watched as all his animal friends emptied out of the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society one-by-one. We have been getting a lot of calls and interest in him and we could not be happier, ' the post said, before getting into specific.

"I think it's great that people are willing to take on the special needs animals", Racine told PEOPLE. He was found on the side of a road in December and has a deformity in his leg.

Eastwood will go home with the family after much anticipation next week.

  • Salvatore Jensen