The good news is that Louis is now safe and sound, inspiring hundreds of animal lovers to help shelter pets in need. “Animal lovers across the globe have been calling, emailing, donating, filling out adoption applications and offering services,” the Center said in response to Luis’ story. The Center received close to $12,000 in donations from those touched by the rescued dog’s perseverance in just 24 hours. Even until now, more donations continue to roll in.
Helen Woodward said out of the attention Louis has attracted, “offers to sponsor his adoption, to sponsor his food, to sponsor muffin halos/bumper collars/sonar-collars, to pay for his medical care, and more, are coming from across the country. The Beloved Foundation in Greenville, South Carolina, has offered to cover a portion of Louis’ aftercare.” the Center added that even the Los Angeles Chargers reached out to find ways to help. “Social media shares and emails filled with loving messages include people from states as far as Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Washington D.C., New York, Texas, Montana, Kentucky, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina and from countries as far away as Spain, Panama, The Netherlands, Chile, and Canada.”
And now that Louis has received the world’s attention, his remaining goal would be to find the perfect forever home. And while he has fans everywhere, Helen Woodward is now looking for an adopter in the local San Diego area: to reduce the stress of Louis’ transition into his new home” and also so that the Center can provide his new family with free in-home special needs and even dog training.
Louis’ new family not only needs to be local but also must live in a one-story home with a fenced yard and have a member who works from home. It will also be nice for Louise to have a calm canine companion at his new home. He currently has a dog buddy at his foster home and enjoys having another furry friend at his side.
The most important thing is that Louis’ perfect match must be patient and is willing to put in time and love needed to help Louis adjust to a life without sight.
Now Louis is currently available for adoption. Helen Woodward Animal Center says to contact them asap for interested and willing adopters.
“We are amazed and so touched by the response and the donations,” Helen Woodward Animal Center Vice President of Development Renee Resko said in a statement. “Louis is just one of many animals we’ve seen neglected and mistreated; each one breaks our hearts. The fact that Louis’ story is getting so much attention means that more people will see the necessity of the proper pet medical care and the responsibility pet-owners take on when they bring home a furry family member.”