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Shelter Tales- A Bond is Formed

Shaun Kelly
June 5, 2017

SHELTER TALES-A Bond Is Formed By Shaun Kelly

As Humane Society of the Treasure Coast volunteers, we all come across those special animals that steal a piece of our hearts. Speaking for myself, I am always elated to hear that a favorite of mine has found his or her forever home, while at the same time shedding a tear that we likely won’t cross paths again. It’s a mixed bag of emotions, that’s for certain.

This week I want to share a very special story of an incredible bond between a volunteer and the dog that holds a piece of his heart. It is the story of Vern and Angel.

Vern White is a long-time Humane Society dog-walking volunteer and Angel is an absolutely beautiful seven-year-old female Siberian husky mix. Angel is currently both the largest and longest-term dog adoption resident at our shelter, having been with us since January of this year. 

In the course of his regular dog walking duties, Vern soon realized that Angel was a very special girl who wants nothing more than to find that special person to be her companion for her remaining years. Most of the shelter’s dog-walking volunteers come out for a shift once or twice a week but Vern began coming every day for the sole purpose of spending time with Angel. Sadly, Vern cannot have a dog of her size where he lives or he would have probably adopted Angel himself long ago.

On any given day, Vern and Angel can be found relaxing on the grass near a pond on the shelter grounds. I have witnessed their interactions and it is truly touching.

With no time limits on hope at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, we know that the perfect match for Angel will come along and until that time, we are all thankful for the special interest that Vern has taken in this very special dog.

As a senior pet (seven years of age or older) Angel qualifies for our senior adoption program where senior pet adoption fees are waived, thanks to a legacy gift from a generous benefactor. 

The HSTC does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals to create space or place any time limits on its adoptable animals. For more information, visit or call (772) 223-8822.

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