Local Dog Nominated for National Adoption Story Challenge
Quincy’s Second Chance
EAST BROOKFIELD, MA (September 18, 2020) – The local adoption story of a deaf American bulldog mix is getting national recognition in the Clear the Shelters Adoption Story Challenge. Second Chance Animal Services is asking for the public’s vote for Quincy, a special-needs two-year-old who was saved from euthanasia earlier this year. Quincy was brought to one of Second Chance because he was hard to handle because he was so easily startled and euthanization was being considered. Second Chance veterinary hospitals will never euthanize a pet unless they are suffering and according to the contest story, Second Chance veterinarians “took one look at his goofy smile and happy wiggles and could not euthanize him.”
He quickly became a shelter favorite. The adoption center staff worked with him daily, teaching him commands like “sit” using sign language. He spent five months at the Second Chance Adoption Center in East Brookfield until he found just the right owner who could help him conquer his challenges.
“Due to COVID, adoptions (for special needs pets) became few and far between, and because of Quincy’s special needs, we feared we might never find his perfect home. Weeks dragged into months, and while people seemed interested in him at first glance, once they learned he was deaf and required special care, they turned away.”
“Finally, on August 27th, that special adopter came to visit. He took one look at Quincy and knew this was the dog for him. A previous dog owner, he had enough experience with animals for us to feel comfortable sending Quincy home, and he was willing to adjust his lifestyle to meet Quincy’s needs. Now Quincy is living in a brand-new condo and living the high life traveling with his new owner.” Quincy’s new owner reports Quincy is thriving and making many new friends at the dog park he visits each morning.
PHOTO: Contest Photo of Quincy at the Second Chance Adoption Center
About Second Chance Animal Services:
Second Chance is a nonprofit 501c3 tax exempt organization that began in 1999 in East Brookfield and relies solely on donations from grants to operate. The organization operates an adoption center in East Brookfield, Community Veterinary Hospitals in North Brookfield, Springfield, and Worcester. Second Chance helps over 40,000 pets a year through adoption, spay/neuter, veterinary care, community outreach, educational outreach programs, training, and a pet food pantry. For more information, visit Second Chance’s website at www.secondchanceanimals.org.