A dog who is just four years of age has spent the last three years of his life living in a lonely kennel run at a shelter in Long Island, New York. The dog, named “Elijah,” does not have his own family, his own toys, or even his own bed – instead, his “home” is the Brookhaven Shelter.
On Thursday, the Desperate Dogs of Long Island Facebook page, which is helping to promote Elijah for adoption, described the sadness of a shelter volunteer, “She holds him close, holding back her tears… and she promises him every day, a family will come to take him home. Months pass, and she still promises- and he waits with her, because he believes in her- but a family…never comes.”
And another day passes, and soon those days turn into years, and more nights spent all alone- with only a blanket on the floor to comfort him. How much longer can he believe her? No one wanted him then…and no one…wants him now.
Elijah is described as a healthy boy who longs for love – Elijah already knows his commands and he loves to please. Visitors are sure to encounter Elijah’s wagging tail and may even be treated to one of his kisses.
Interested in helping this special dog? Please call 631-451-6950 (when calling the shelter, please note the time of your call and the name of the person you spoke with)
*Brookhaven shelter is now open 7 days a week- their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-4, Thursday 9:30-8, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4
“as published on Examiner.com“