Beagles of New England States (B.O.N.E.S.) received a Grey Muzzle grant to increase awareness of their Sensational Senior Beagles program. Their goal is more immediate placement of senior beagles into forever homes, thus allowing them to take in more senior beagles, just like Happy.
Happy came into the Sensational Senior Beagles program as a severely neglected stray. His teeth were in such poor condition that he was passed over for adoption at a local animal shelter time and time again. B.O.N.E.S. took Happy into their program where he underwent dental surgery and had most of his teeth extracted. A facial growth was also removed and Happy went to recuperate at his foster home.
The 15-year-old soon convinced his foster mom, who couldn’t resist his infectious personality, to formally adopt him. “He hopped on my couch as a foster and decided he was home,” she said. “He truly lives up to his name.”