How COVID Changed Josie’s Life

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COVID HAS NOT only created new stories for people and their families, the outbreak has played a significant role in some of the most heartwarming moments for homeless animals in our community. This is a story of Josie and how the COVID outbreak changed her life. 

When the “Stay at Home” order was enacted, Northshore Humane Society seized the opportunity to get animals out of the shelter and into foster homes. Liz McGough and her family had considered fostering before, and like many others, took their quarantine time to help an animal in need. They chose to foster senior pup Josie, who was one of 47 dogs rescued earlier this year from an overwhelmed breeder in Washington Parish.

For the last several months, Josie and her foster family have grown very fond of one another. Even in her golden years and with arthritis, Josie loves her “old lady walks” and weekly visits to Bogue Falaya Park. When we received the news that Josie was in advanced stages of lung cancer, we were overcome with both sadness and gratitude. Josie now has a home where she can live out her last months, loved and cared for by an amazing family. What started as a temporary situation during a pandemic became so much more – it brought a much-deserving pup to the loving family she needed.

For more information, contact the Northshore Humane Society at 985-892-7387 or visit northshorehumane.org.


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