Long Way Home (LWH) has made its way to our stations every Wednesday so listeners can find our about pets in the community they can help. LWHs program works almost exclusively with kill shelters, local and nationwide to pull pets with an imminent euthanasia date or those are deemed “unadoptable.” We have partnered with LWH just over a year and during that time a few very special pets have become a part of our employees’ everyday life.
“My husband and I have always had a passion for dogs and have owned and cared for several with medical needs in the past. We know it takes special people to care for these types of animals,” said Michele McNew, Bryan Broadcasting Senior Account Executive. “We saw Long Way Home’s dedication and love for Gilman and watched as his story unfolded. I knew Gilman was just what we needed to fill a void left by the loss of our dog to cancer and Long Way Home made that happen and we and Gilman couldn’t be happier.”
“Technically, both my dogs are rescues. I adopted my brother’s dog when he joined the Army, and when I heard Maia’s sad story of abuse and neglect, I knew she would be a great addition to our little family. Maia is a year younger than my other rat terrier, Rocky, and the pair get along famously,” said Candy On-Air Personality, Katy Dempsey. “My rat pack has increased, and I couldn’t be happier.”
“Fostering for Long Way Home was a great experience. Our foster, Walker, didn’t get adopted with his littermates despite being a beautiful cat, and he quickly outgrew the “cute kitten” stage,” said Patrick Zeinert, WTAW Morning News Anchor. “Long Way Home was very supportive, continuing to send food, snacks, and toys to him until he finally found a perfect family that drove hours just to pick him up. We fostered two more after that, but became too attached to one of them, so now we have a full house.”
Long Way Home is an ideal way to help make sure pets don’t get stuck in a shelter for too long and have a loving foster family while they wait for a forever home. If you are interested in donating, fostering, or adopting, visit mylongwayhome.org to find out more information.