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Dog at Humane Society of Clinton County still awaiting adoption after 1 year

The shelter said the 7-year-old pit bull terrier is great walking on a leash, motivated by food and would be a loyal companion.
Credit: Pam Butz
Pongo has spent a year at the Clinton County Humane Society awaiting his forever home. He is a 7-year-old pit bull terrier, who gets along with other dogs, but cannot be in a home with cats.

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. — A dog at the Humane Society for Clinton County is marking a milestone Tuesday, but it's not a cause for celebration.

Pongo, a 7-year-old pit bull terrier, has been in the shelter for one year. When Pongo was brought to the shelter a year ago, he arrived with another dog, Perdita, who was pregnant. Perdita gave birth to nine puppies a few days after her arrival, and the shelter believes Pongo was the father. Perdita and all nine puppies have since been adopted, but Pongo is still patiently waiting.

He was a stray and severely underweight when he showed up to the shelter. Vets were able to nurse him back to health, and he's ready to find his forever home.

While he gets along with other dogs, Pongo should go to a home without cats or small children. All potential adopters with other pets must first do a meet and greet.

Today is a milestone for Pongo, but he doesn't feel like celebrating. He has been at the shelter for one entire year...

Posted by Paw Pals of Clinton County Humane Society on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

In a Facebook post, the shelter said he is motivated by treats and would be a loyal companion. He is a good walker on a leash and — like any good boy — enjoys belly rubs.

He is house-trained, has up-to-date vaccinations and has been neutered.

Pongo's adoption fee has already been sponsored, meaning his adoption will be free after having an adoption application approved. Anyone interested in adopting Pongo should call the Humane Society of Clinton County at 765-670-7924 or email cchs04@sbcglobal.net to request an application.

To see other adoptable animals at the shelter, click here.

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