Remember Kentucky Shelter Pup Ethan? He’s up for a major award

On January 29, 2021, Ethan was dumped at the Kentucky Humane Society, fighting for his life. Really with only a few hours to live, he was saved. What happened next is a story of community, resilience and the will to live. Ethan has thrived in his new home and is now nominated for Shelter Hero Dog of the Year! He needs our votes.

Kentucky Humane Society

Kentucky Humane Society

I can’t understand how anyone can mistreat a helpless animal. Who can starve an animal to death? It doesn’t matter if your furry family member lives or dies. It is senseless and unacceptable. Who throws away his loving, trusting pet like trash. Who is Ethan’s former owner? It’s pretty obvious that Ethan was neglected and abused his entire young life. Luckily, Ethan got a second chance at a whole new life! He’s living his best life since we brought you Ethan’s original story. For that, I am so grateful.

Meet Ethan the Super Dog

The Kentucky Humane Society shared part of Ethan’s story on social media in March 2021. They did so much to make sure Ethan got a second chance at life.

Today we take one last walk down memory lane as we prepare for Ethan to return to his forever home. When Ethan was rushed to our vet after being dumped in our parking lot, we didn’t know if he would make it. Starved to the point of completely losing his muscles and unable to hold his head up, we worked tirelessly to save his life. We were asked what makes Ethan so special. And really, in some ways, it’s not. There are dogs and cats like him all over the world who are in the same shape or worse and fighting for their lives. On the other hand, Ethan is very special because he caught your eye. He caught the attention of the world. His near-death struggles touched everyone’s hearts and brought people together in a way we haven’t seen in a long time. Ethan served as a beacon of hope for so many and showed what the power of love, hope and courage can truly do. Today we celebrate our magical friend and all he has overcome to get to this point. Tomorrow, we continue our rescue work to heal the thousands of Ethans around the world and ensure a bright future for them. If Ethan’s story has inspired you, consider making a donation in his honor. Your donation will help us continue to save lives and heal the broken..”

Kentucky Humane Society

Kentucky Humane Society

Ethan is adopted!

What a journey Ethan went through last year. So many people wanted him to survive and start his brand new family. Well, it was such an exciting day when he was officially adopted!

His new family is more than happy to give Ethan the loving home he deserves. “I just want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support for Ethan, the Kentucky Humane Society, myself and my family. Words simply cannot describe the kindness we have shown during this time. We are so, so excited to be able to adopt Ethan! He is already an integral part of our family. From the very beginning, it’s always been about Ethan and what’s best for him and his future. I believe with all my heart that he is in the right place. There’s nothing we wouldn’t do for him. We love her so much and are very grateful for all the love from everyone who has followed her story from the beginning. Thanks again!“, from Jeff, her new dad.

Kentucky Humane Society

Kentucky Humane Society

Shelter Hero Dog of the Year

Ethan is such a happy, loved and cheerful pup who will NEVER be mistreated again. He is living his best life with great care. He needs our votes! Ethan was nominated for the American Humane Shelter Hero Award.

The Kentucky Humane Society shared the news that Ethan has advanced and deserves our vote. I couldn’t agree more! You only have until July 22, 2022 for your vote to count.

“Our baby Ethan has made it to the semi-finals in the shelter category of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards! This award recognizes ordinary shelter dogs who have defied the odds and gone on to do extraordinary things after being rescued. Ethan is the living embodiment of what it means to be truly extraordinary. He is a walking miracle who survived extreme starvation and the health complications that accompanied it, and in doing so gave hope to thousands of people around the world. Ethan has been a tireless advocate for shelter animals in need, comforting sick and injured pets at the KHS shelter, and he has dedicated his life to being a force of kindness. Despite everything he’s been through, Ethan remains the happiest dog we’ve ever met and he is so deserving of this prestigious award. Supporters can vote once a day, every day, until July 22 for our pal Ethan. Let’s show the world how much Ethan really means to our community!”

Kentucky Humane Society

Kentucky Humane Society

Follow Ethan’s Journey

Ethan has his own Facebook page! Follow his journey HERE. You can also follow Ethan on Instagram at @EthanAlmighty. You can even buy Team Ethan products and support the Kentucky Humane Society.

People from all over the country prayed for Ethan

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