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Taft’s Time at Last!
Last but definitely not least! Taft, who arrived at the League with 9 other pit bulls last September, has gone home!
As some of you may remember, these dogs—part of a group of more than 100—were rescued by the Humane Society of the United States from a suspected dogfighting operation in Southeastern Ohio.
Following behavioral and physical rehabilitation by the League, the dogs were made available for adoption. And one by one, they were adopted. All except Taft.
“None of us could understand why Taft was with us for so long,” recalls Shelter Director Maureen Sosa. “He was so well adjusted and just the sweetest dog…friendly and outgoing with both people and other dogs. But time after time, he was overlooked by potential adopters. It was a mystery.”
Now, however, she wonders if it was just meant to be.
Taft’s new people—a young, active couple with an athletic lifestyle—are a perfect match for this enthusiastic, energetic boy…although they may have to scale back their activities for a while. Before leaving the League, the very energetic dog managed to break his foot and is now relegated to the bandage brigade.
So family outings at the moment are limited to trips back to the League for bandage changes. But while League staff are certainly happy to see Taft, it’s obvious, says Sosa, that his heart now belongs to his new “mom” and “dad.” And that’s as it should be.