SHELTER DOGS GET THEIR OWN ARMCHAIRS!


 While homeless dogs at a no-kill shelter in Illinois are waiting for their forever homes, they are sitting comfortably in used armchairs generously donated by many community members. On Monday, the Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg requested for armchair donations with a video of dogs Mickey, Tango and Goober lounging in their big, cozy furniture. The footage quickly went viral. Donations of armchairs poured in and have taken up lots of space in the shelter, which houses about 50 dogs and 50 cats at a time.    Erin Buckmaster, the volunteer executive director of the Knox County Humane Society, explained that a dog named Buster Brown inspired the movement after he gave an old chair a second life and purpose. Buster often refused to go into a kennel and insisted on sharing the staff’s desk chairs, which were too small for him to sit on. So in order to accommodate his wishes, the staff sought out to find a more comfortable solution and was contacted by a local plumbing and heating company that was getting rid of its office furniture. Thus, Buster was able to get his own chair.


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