When thinking of adopting a pet, there's a lot to consider. Many want to find the healthiest cat or dog, but the Nebraska Human Society says that may not always be the most important thing. Sometimes quality can win out over quantity.
The goal of the Humane Society is to provide as many animals as possible with second chances and all have long and healthy lives in their new homes, but some won't have as long as others.
Lady Bug is a 4-year-old German shorthaired pointer who's sweet and gentle and like most shorthairs she loves to stretch her legs and run. As a sporting dog she's got a great nose, which she uses to explore. Her breed was designed to work alongside a hunter. She's a loyal, responsive girl, too.
At 4, you'd like to think she has a long life ahead, but we're not sure. Lady Bug came in with a couple of mammary tumors. NHS veterinarians were able to remove the tumors, but one was malignant and is likely to recur. So Lady Bug is living on borrowed time. She is a lovely dog who currently has a good quality of life, but with the chance of cancer returning she's been overlooked by adopters.
Lady Bug has been at the shelter since May and they’d love to find a home for her to call her own, for whatever time she has left. In this girl's case, quality might just overshadow quantity. The Humane Society doesn’t know the medical histories of many of the dogs because many of them come in as strays, but when they can diagnose they try to give folks as much information as possible so they can make the best adoption for their family.
The Nebraska Humane Society is at 8929 Fort Street. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.