GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- There is a happy ending for an eight week old Chihuahua-mix puppy that was surrendered to the Kent County Animal Shelter.
Nearly 50 people applied to adopt Foxy. Those applicants were reviewed, and after nearly a dozen interviews, animal adoption specialists selected Erin Fisher of Oceana County.
One of the reasons Fisher was selected is her family's experience with another small dog with limited vision. She also has another Chihuahua-mix dog at her home and a big yard. "They're just such good companions, good for cuddling, playing, going for walks-- so happy a joyful presence in your house, always happy to see you come home from work," Fisher told reporters at an event at the shelter Thursday.
Foxy had a serious eye injury when she was dropped off at the shelter in February. The eye needed to be removed but experts at the animal shelter say Foxy should be able to adjust fine at her young age.
Carly Luttmann, Kent County Shelter supervisor says the media attention on Foxy has helped other pets find homes. "We've had quite a few people come into the shelter, interested in Foxy, but adopted other pets. Foxy's story has helped raise awareness for what we do here, and opened a lot of hearts."
Information on adopting pets through the Kent County Animal Shelter is available at www.icpawz.com. Adoptions are $50, plus $12 for a one-year license for dogs, and just $5 for cats.