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Animal Shelter Refuses To Give Up On Its Longest Resident Ever

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Banjo the beagle mix was captured in the forest as a feral puppy and has been living at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society in Virginia ever since.

That was back in November 2016. Now, at almost 4 years old, Banjo is the shelter’s longest-running resident. Fortunately, the Humane Society has vowed to care for him for as long as it takes.

Because of the neglect he faced for so long, Banjo was extremely timid and fearful when he first arrived at the shelter. Though he’s made some amazing progress, he can usually be found curled up in the corner of his kennel.

April Martinez, executive director of GMHS, says that his true personality shines through whenever he steps outside the shelter walls and gets to run and play — but because he doesn’t make the best first impression inside the shelter, not many adopters get to see that side of him.

That’s precisely why April shared Banjo’s story with the public, in an effort to bring more attention to her longest resident ever.

If you are interested in learning more about Banjo, please visit the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s website.

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