Firefly looking for her forever home
Firefly is a 1-and-a-half year old Pit Bull Terrier mix who has been at the Milwaukee campus for 75 consecutive days. At WHS, the average stay on the adoption floor for a dog is under two days. She first came to Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission seven months ago as a stray and was transferred to the humane society.
“Firefly is awesome,” said Angela Speed, vice president of communications at the Wisconsin Humane Society. “She is so smart and hilarious and has a grin that lights up a room. She's definitely exuberant and may chew up a few pairs of shoes in her lifetime, but she's so worth it. Our staff and volunteers adore her, and we know that she'll bring so much joy to her new family. We're all a bit mystified as to why she hasn't been adopted, but we are committed to finding her the loving home she deserves.”
Last week, WHS reached out to the Pabst Theater Group to see if they could help, and were floored by the response: The Pabst offered to not only pay for Firefly's $25 adoption fee, but also pay for a WHS dog training class and give her new adopter a $100 Gift Certificate to Bark & Scratch Outpost for food and treats. They also sent mass emails about her, and shared Firefly on their Facebook page.
Firefly still remains available for adoption at the WHS Milwaukee Campus. “Sometimes it takes a whole community to help one dog, but it will mean the world to that one dog to find a loving home,” Speed said.
The Wisconsin Humane Society believes Firefly would do best in a home without other animals because she prefers to be the center of attention.
To fill out an adopter profile, go to www.wihumane.org or stop in during adoption hours, Tuesday through Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-6, or Sunday 11-5.