The story of a woman who wanted to find a home for her dog went viral earlier this week. A woman who had been fighting with cancer contacted the St. Louis animal shelter and told them in a letter about her dog and how she wanted to find a home for her beloved pet. When the woman passed away, the dog, named Shell, was given to the animal shelter.
“Shell is now with us, safe and sound in our Executive Director, Cassady’s office,” the organization posted on social media, “She is scared, but we will shower her with so much love. If someone has been lonely and would like to give Shell a home, with plenty of patience and understanding, please fill out an application.” The post of the animal shelter was posted and shared at least 2,000 times. Several people filled out applications to adopt shell. In just three days, the animal shelter confirmed that they found a home for Shell.
“We have a happy ending to Shell’s tragic story,” the organization wrote in an update. “As most of you know, we received a heart breaking letter on Monday. Shell came to Stray Rescue after her owner passed away. Then, a wonderful lady saw the news segment and knew it was time for her to adopt after losing her Stray Rescue dog Trenton, in July. She just felt so drawn to her. Wasting no time, she filled out an application and was here the very next morning. The two of them hit it off and she knew it was definitely the right time.”
“She says Shell is already running the house, and that they are inseparable. We are honored to have fulfilled the final wish of her Mom, who is no longer with us. We promise she will be spoiled for the rest of her life.”