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Danny Boy delivers sweetness

Danny Boy as found wandering in Poinsett County. (Source: NEAHS) Danny Boy as found wandering in Poinsett County. (Source: NEAHS)
Danny Boy is very sweet and loves attention. (Source: KAIT-TV) Danny Boy is very sweet and loves attention. (Source: KAIT-TV)
Danny Boy reaches up as if to say "Hello" during the Mid-Day interview. (Source: KAIT-TV) Danny Boy reaches up as if to say "Hello" during the Mid-Day interview. (Source: KAIT-TV)
"Chance" becomes the NEAHS mascot, thanks to the creative artistic talent of Janie Krennerich. (Source: KAIT-TV) "Chance" becomes the NEAHS mascot, thanks to the creative artistic talent of Janie Krennerich. (Source: KAIT-TV)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A one-year-old Lab Mix stole the Mid-Day spotlight when he stood up on two paws as if to say "Hi" to me. That's just how sweet this well-behaved shelter dog is.

"Danny is approximately a year old," Janie Krennerich, NEAHS volunteer said. "He was found wandering in Poinsett County. Very malnourished. He looks a lot better now. We think he had been on his own for quite some time because his collar was tight and he was very, very thin."

Danny Boy is heartworm positive. He also requires special foods, such as Fromm.

"Sadly this is a reality of the shelter seeing situations like Danny Boy," Kelly Food, NEAHS shelter director said. "Since being with us, he's already made wonderful improvements, especially looking more healthy."

"He is gaining some weight and he loves attention," Krennerich said. "Just a sweet dog. He's going to make someone a wonderful pet."

The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society now has its own mascot named "Chance the Rescue Dog."

"We were fortunate enough to have a suit donated to us," Krennerich said. "With a little bit of needle and thread and a few alternations, we have "Chance."

Chance is named for the second "chances" that dogs get when they are adopted from NEAHS. The shelter is hoping for more opportunities to get four-legged furry friends adopted later this month.

NEAHS will participate in a national adoption event happening Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"We're going to have hot dogs, hamburgers and bouncy houses. It's a family-friendly event," Krennerich said. "We would love for people to come out. Bring the whole family and you might leave with a newfound friend. We have a lot to choose from right now." 

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