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Ginger is Home for the Holidays!!

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At Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, each and every animal has a temporary home until they find a permanent one of their own. It goes without saying that when you’re a no-kill shelter, some animals stay longer than others. The cute, tiny puppies and kittens usually find homes the quickest and often times, purebred dogs don’t stick around long, either. Your average, two year old mixed breed dog might stay for two to four weeks, which isn’t too bad, especially when the right home comes along.



ginger familyThere are those who stay longer, however. While we provide a warm bed, nutritious food, medical care and love and attention to all the shelter animals who reside here, we know this isn’t the same as having a forever home to call your own.

The animals who stick around longer often become well-known by our followers and Facebook fans. They want these animals to find good homes as much as we do, and it’s wonderful to have such a supportive community rooting for these dogs and cats.

If you’re one of our followers or Facebook fans, then you probably already know the story of Ginger, a four year old Plott Hound mix who made her home at the shelter for 711 days—our longest canine shelter resident. Ginger arrived here in December 2013 after being pulled from a high-risk shelter by another rescue group. She was then brought up north where we soon learned that Ginger, being a hound who likes to run, would need a fenced in yard to keep her safe. We also found out that she didn’t much care for the company of other dogs, and cats were completely off-limits.

Though Ginger is a sweet, loving girl who is very well behaved on leash and knows her manners, these issues presented a problem when trying to find her the right home, which resulted in her extremely long stay at LTBHS. Despite this, we had faith that the perfect family was out there somewhere just waiting for her.

Turns out, we were right! Call it perfect timing, a Christmas miracle or whatever you see fit, but we are thrilled to announce that Ginger finally found the home she’s deserved for so long! The Pemberton family has opened their hearts and home to Ginger, and we couldn’t be happier. In fact, neither can she. Ginger now has a big, fenced in backyard to enjoy, and she is also the only pet. She loves playing with the family’s two children, ages 10 and 15, and seems to be enjoying her new home very much.

Perhaps Ginger’s story is a lesson to never give up and to keep reaching for the stars. We never stopped believing in her we know none of you did, either. Thank you for rooting for Ginger each and every day she was here, and supporting us whether it was through a monetary donation, bringing in treats and toys or simply sharing her photo and story on Facebook. You can be proud in knowing you’ve helped us achieve our goal of finding Ginger a home for the holidays. Instead of waking up in her kennel Christmas morning, she’ll awake in her own bed with plenty of love and attention from her new family. We wish Ginger and the Pemberton family many years of happiness together. Thank you for believing in our mission to save the lives of animals like Ginger.

CLICK HERE to watch her heartwarming story! 

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