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Texas animal control's longest-term resident needs a home

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Since early January, a handsome, mature dog named "Eight ball," has called the La Porte Animal Shelter in Texas, home.

The Newfoundland/Retriever mix has been behind bars since Jan. 3, and to date, he has had no one who has expressed any interest in giving him a home.

Triumphant Tails, Inc., is hoping that they can help facilitate an adoption for this friendly boy - and soon. On Tuesday, the following information was shared on their Facebook page:

Not one inquiry has come in for this poor guy. Space is limited at this small facility and time is NOT on his side. Due to the length of his stay, he will be at the top of the list when there are no kennels remaining. By the Grace of God, we have been able to move many other dogs out of there to buy Eight Ball more time – but it’s time for Eight Ball to leave now, too. He is much too large to spend his days in a small, confined space. He’s not happy there.

Eight Ball is described as gentle and very friendly - he gets along with other dogs who are not confrontational. Please take a moment to help this older boy find a family, before he is lost forever.

Contact information:

Facebook thread here

Phone: 281-842-3700 or

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