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.
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