20 November 2013
On Friday, November 15, Lee Ann from the Weatherford, Texas group Parker Pets Alive emailed Elvis’ photo to assure I knew about him. He was in Mineral Wells, Texas, a small, rural shelter about an hour west of Fort Worth. The photo the shelter page had posted of Elvis was absolutely adorable; I shared it to the Pawsitively Texas Facebook page in effort to give him exposure with the following caption …
“ELVIS HEARD A FELLA’S REALLY GOT TO STAND OUT to get people to give him the exposure he needs for adoption, so he’s giving it his best shot. This doll baby is available for adoption at the Mineral Wells, TX shelter. Not many details given about Elvis, but the shelter can tell you more. They also have some wonderful cats there too!”
Everyone fell in love with Elvis. Especially Sara! And on Saturday, just one day after Elvis’ photo went viral, he was on his way home with his new family! Sara posted this photo on the Pawsivitely Texas wall, along with the caption, “Elvis has left the building!”
Happy new life, Elvis!
Thanks to all who take photos and share them on social media. Even though the Mineral Wells, Texas animal shelter is small and somewhat rural, they do one beautiful job of taking photos of their pets, writing a bio, and posting sharing on social media! Volunteers photographers like Brandon Holder Jackson help the shelter pet’s personality shine! It is simply the easiest and most cost-effective way to give the pets the exposure needed to find a loving home! And as Elvis’ adoption story proves, it truly is a life-saving effort! Be sure to follow the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter Facebook page to help more dogs like Elvis find a loving home!
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