Necn spent the day helping Clear the Shelters around New England. At the MSPCA Angell Adoption Center in Jamaica Plain, dozens of animals like Max found new homes.
“An older dog, the chances are less, we understand that,” said adopter, Ron Heckman.
“I can’t wait to get him home and show him everything,” Ron's wife Anne added.
At any given time, there are some 40 dogs up for adoption at the shelter, most of them the same breed as Max, in part because of the bad rap.
“Well, we wanted to take a pit bull because of the reputation and how badly some people treat them,” said Anne Heckman.
Meanwhile in Maine, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland connected kittens and cats with their new families.
In New Hampshire, the NHSPCA in Stratham adopted out rabbits, rats and other small animals. At Nevins Farm in Metheun, workers hoped to find horses and pigs good homes.
“Our biggest population is cats but also dogs we have a lot of rabbits, guinea pigs, mice ferrets chinchillas,” said Alyssa Krieger of the MSPCA.