On September 12, Newsweek reported on the story of a rescue shelter’s longest-serving canine resident, and, since his story captured attention online, Sarge the dog has now found a home.
Photographer Albert Harris, who works for Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, Florida, shared a video of Sarge in his kennel on TikTok, where it received more than 3 million views.
Sarge had been at the rescue center for over 70 days and was still being overlooked, but thousands of readers wrote in to support the dog.
Data compiled by Rainwalk Pet Insurance in 2022 revealed that 4.1 million animals are adopted in the U.S. each year, including 2 million dogs and 2.1 million cats.
While 90.5 million households in America own at least one pet, there are still 920,000 animals euthanized in shelters every year.