New year brings new hope for dog that's spent more than 400 days in shelter


HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – The Hendricks County Animal Shelter is pushing to find a home for a dog that spent it's second Christmas without a family.

As of Jan 2., Ginger the dog has been in the Hendricks County shelter for 456 days. But inquiries from interested parties wanting to adopt her are coming in.

When Ginger arrived at the shelter, she had a broken pelvis and was tested positive for heart worm.

The shelter is hopeful that one of the inquiries will pan out and help Ginger find a good home.

"Inquiries are still coming in. ... We're just excited that she's probably going to get her forever home out of this," LaDonna Hughes, chief animal control officer and shelter director said.

She spent Wednesday doing "meet and greets" with families and their dogs.

The shelter describes Ginger as a pup that is treat driven and she will take them gently from you.

According to friends of the shelter, she is housebroken and learning leash manners.

"Ginger is definitely not the dog for just anybody, but could you be that one SOMEBODY she has been waiting so long to find?" said Hendricks County Friends of the Shelter.

Anyone interested in adopting Ginger should go to Hendricks County Animal Shelter Facebook page and fill out an application. The shelter also highly recommends that you give them a call.

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