Viral: Dog Finally Adopted After 5 Years In Shelters

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (WKRN) – A dog who had been living in New York state shelters for five years has a new home after a picture of him was shared on social media.

According to our sister station WKRN, Chester, a 6-year-old Pit Bull mix, had been housed at the North Fork Animal Welfare League until shelter manager Gabby Stroup posted a picture on Thursday that was too much for animal-lovers on social media to resist sharing.

Chester was posed with a sign around his neck, which read:

“Why doesn’t anybody want me? I’ve been waiting 5 years. Everyone at the shelter tells me what a good boy I am. So why has no one adopted me? I promised to be good and love my new family. Please maybe you are my new family/ I sit and wait for you to come.”

The picture was shared over 6,000 times and inquires about adopting Chester poured in from all over the world.

Chester was adopted by a family with two sons who took him home on Saturday.

The shelter plans to use Chester’s Facebook page to help other long-term residents of the refuge find forever homes.

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