Butterfinger has been at shelter 154 days: On Friday he dies

In Columbus, Ohio, Butterfinger is one of the saddest dogs at the Franklin County Shelter. The six-year-old male has been at the shelter for 154 days; no one has adopted him and on Friday, the shelter may have to make the hard decision to humanely euthanize him.

Check out his video:


“BUTTERFINGER is a Sweet, Loving Middle Ages boy who would love to have a FurEver Family. He is still very active for his age and loves walks and to run around and play!
He Loves his People but would do best in an Only Dog Home.
He’s becoming more reactive in the kennel environment with other dogs and needs to get into a home to decompress as soon as possible.”

The advocate for Butterfinger wants everyone to check out his photos where, while in foster care, he looked so happy and most likely thought he had found the loving home of his dreams. At this time he has no foster or home – his life will end in just a few days.

For more information about Butterfinger and his special needs assessment, please click here.

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Interested in rescuing this dog? Email our Rescue Contact.

If you would like medical notes, please contact us. We are asking for help from any approved 501c3 rescue group with the resources to assist them. In general, any special needs dog may be transferred to an approved rescue for the cost of the dog license. We may also be able to assist by spaying or neutering the special needs dog for the rescue prior to release. Please contact our rescue team to discuss any special needs dog that your rescue is interested in helping.

  • If you are a rescue group, but have not worked with us previously, please contact us to apply.
  • If you are an individual (not affiliated with a rescue group) but would like to help with one of our special needs dogs, please contact an approved rescue group to volunteer your services. For a list of rescues who would welcome your assistance with a special needs dog, please use this link. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • If you are a rescue organization interested in working with the shelter, please review our New Hope Program.

Please share Butterfinger with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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