Star the dog that was shot last August by an NYPD officer while she was protecting her owner that was having a seizure, has finally found a new home.
The shooting of Star was captured on video that went viral and sparked a public outrage that spread throughout the world. Millions of people all over the world have been following Star’s recovery and journey.
Star’s new family was selected among the hundreds the applications received by the National Greyhound Adoption Program (NGAP), where Star stayed while recovering from the gunshot to her head. Part of her adoption agreement includes maintaining Star’s, and her new family's privacy by not disclosing her location, posting photos, or posting status updates.
Star (renamed Shiloh by the NGA), sparked an “Adopt a shelter dog in the name of Star” movement on Facebook. This movement was started, because so many people wanted to adopt Star, while thousands were dying every day in shelters.
Star-The New York Pit bull Shot By Police, is just one of the pages that will continue to post dogs that need a home, and have vowed to continue Star’s legacy by finding homes for those dogs.
Star’s shooting brought worldwide attention to the epidemic that now plagues America, “Police shooting our pets.”
Star’s shooting bought attention to the need for better shelter hold policies, when she had to stay at the shelter for 10 days with no urgent medical care, with a bullet and fragments in her head.
Star’s privacy adoption agreement will be a bittersweet ending for some, but rest assured the NGAP has vetted her new family, and we can all rest easy knowing they have made sure Star is now in great hands.
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