After making headlines across the country, about 50 families called in to adopt Bow, and 20 people applied to adopt him. Families in Indiana and California even put in applications.
Yet, Bow is pretty much going to stay put.
An Aztec family adopted him Thursday from the La Plata County Humane Society in Durango, Colo., where he had been transferred to after spending time at the Farmington Animal Shelter.
Bow, named after he was wounded by a crossbow arrow in mid-February, was brought to the shelter by a couple who found him in Shiprock.
He had been sore, tired, and scared at the time, shelter employees said earlier this week. They immediately performed surgery on him, however, and removed the arrow.
It was then, before the shelter sent him to the La Plata County Humane Society, that the Aztec family first saw Bow.
“They had seen the dog, but he already was a transfer,” said Chris Nelson, spokesman for the La Plata County Humane Society.
The shelter had transferred Bow because it was overwhelmed with animals.
The family waited until Bow’s adoption date at the new shelter, and decided they still wanted him.
“All the applicants were wonderful, and I would have adopted him to any of them, but they already had tried before,” Nelson said of the Aztec family.
Both the La Plata County Humane Society and the Farmington Animal Shelter have plenty of other animals up for adoption.
Combined the shelters have about 200 animals available that are ready for adoption, or are being prepared for adoption.
To adopt an animal at the La Plata County Humane Society, call 970-259-2847.
To adopt an animal at the Farmington Animal Shelter, call 505- 599-1098.
To adopt an animal at the Aztec Animal Shelter, call 505-334-6819.
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