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  • Writer's pictureArina Hanciulescu

Wanton Adopted

Updated: Mar 9

Loved by many shelter employees, his gentle demeanor and well-behaved nature had earned him a special place in the shelter staff's hearts.

Since the summer of 2023, Wanton had called the shelter his temporary home, patiently waiting for a family to call his own. Once we found out his time was coming up we decided to get him out. Despite his endearing personality, Wanton often found himself overlooked at adoption events, his age perhaps deterring potential adopters.

But Wanton's spirit remained unbroken. At 6 years old—or so they thought—he still found joy in the simple pleasures of life: basking in the warmth of the sun, playing with toys, and snuggling into his fluffy bed.

Yet, through it all, he never lost hope. Then, in January 2023, fate smiled upon him as a loving family stumbled upon his online profile. Drawn to his kind eyes and gentle soul, they knew he was meant to be theirs.

Having recently experienced loss themselves, the family saw in Wanton the opportunity to find solace and joy once again. With hearts full of love, they welcomed him into their home on January 14th, 2023, renaming him Charlie—a name that symbolized a new beginning, a fresh start.

Together, Charlie and his new family embarked on a journey of healing and companionship. With each wag of his tail and each gentle nuzzle, Charlie helped mend the wounds of their hearts, reminding them that love knows no bounds.

In the warmth of their embrace, Charlie found his true forever home—a place where he was cherished, valued, and loved unconditionally. And as he settled into his new life, surrounded by the love of his family, Charlie knew that he had finally found his perfect match made in Heaven.

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