Local Kansas City animal lawyer Scott Poore has visited a three-year-old terrier mix named Queen at a shelter near his home every day for the past year. Queen was rescued by officers, had several medical issues that prevented her from being adopted right away.
After more than 400 days at the Extraordinary Fields SPCA, Poore was baffled that this “lovable” canine still couldn’t get adopted.
“For the past year, I’ve been attempting to think of imaginative, out-of-the-box ideas,” Poore tells Yahoo Way of life. “We couldn’t understand why we couldn’t get Queen adopted.” Day after day Poore would return to the SPCA to discover Queen still there. After taking note that Queen was starting to decay from her broad shelter, the 45-year-old knew it was time to do something huge to find a home for Queen.
He decided to leave his home until he finds home for the dog.
Poore begged the Great Plains SPCA CEO, Tam Singer if he could move into the animal shelter with Queen and document the adventure to help find her a proper family. Singer signed off and called it a fantastic idea.
“He has the capability to make character dogs matter. He’s helped such a lot of our puppies and dogs all over Kansas,” Singer tells Yahoo lifestyle. More than anything, it highlights now not best the plight of Queen but such a lot of different dogs. It’s amazing.”
Poore relocated to the Great Plains SPCA with a small bed, a desk chair, and some photos and flowers to decorate on September 17. Queen and Poore presently share a room that measures eight feet by 5 feet. So far, he says she’s an excellent roommate — barring for when she wakes him up “every hour on the hour” when he’s attempting to sleep.
“Queen loves having people around. She is so cute and lovable,” Poore says, smiling. “She wakes me up every night and wants me to play the tennis ball or play tug-of-war with her.”
Many people online are startled at the impressive lengths Poore is willing to go to get Queen adopted— however locals aren’t. After feeling unfulfilled in my view and professionally, Poore quit his job in 2015 and started out volunteering at neighborhood animal shelters full time. Since then, he’s become a familiar animal lawyer in the Kansas City area working only with pets that have been in shelters the long period.
“They’re the forgotten animal in that shelter,” Poore tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “They don’t have anybody advocating for them. It’s effortless to get a 4-year-old lab adopted.”
Poore even began a clothing line called Mission Driven so he ought to encourage volunteering at the animal shelters all day, every day, free of charge.
He hopes that people will understand that animal shelters are full of exquisite pets that “just desperately desire one thing: to be chosen.”
“There’s a false impression that shelter dogs and cats are destroyed. You possibly think that some of them are damaged; however, they are by no means broken. They’re just no longer as lucky as the dogs that we delivered to home as pups,” says Poore.
While the refuge has yet to find Queen a “forever home officially,” Singer and Poore document that they’ve had some promising candidates come thru the shelter, Poore insists that his own home — the place he already has an “extraordinary” dog —isn’t the right place, but he is aware of that one is right around the corner.
Until then, Poore will keep living with Queen at the Great Plains SPCA. “He’s staying until she receives a home,” says Singer. “He’s in it to win it.”