Man moves into animal shelter to help dog get adopted

Man moves into animal shelter to help dog get adopted

Scott Poore, a Kansas City animal advocate, has moved into his local animal shelter to help find a dog named Queen a forever home. (Credit: Scott Poore)

Every day for the past year, local Kansas City animal advocate Scott Poore has visited a three-year-old terrier mix named Queen at a shelter near his home. Queen was found by animal rescue officers living behind a dumpster and had several medical issues that prevented her from being adopted right away.

document the experience to help find her a suitable family. As crazy as the idea seemed, Singer signed off on the plan immediately, calling it “fantastic.”’ data-reactid=”36″>Poore asked the Great Plains SPCA CEO, Tam Singer if he could move into the animal shelter with Queen and document the experience to help find her a suitable family. As crazy as the idea seemed, Singer signed off on the plan immediately, calling it “fantastic.”

“He has the ability to make individual dogs matter. He’s helped so many of our dogs and dogs all over Kansas,” Singer tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “More than anything, it highlights not only the plight of Queen but so many other dogs. It’s magnificent.”

Scott Poore poses with Queen, a 3-year-old terrier mix, in their room at the Great Plains SPCA in Kansas City. (Credit: Scott Poore)

With Singer’s resounding approval, on Sept. 17, Poore moved into the Great Plains SPCA with a small bed, a desk chair, and some pictures and plants to decorate. Queen and Poore currently share a room that measures 8 feet by 5 feet. So far, he says she’s a great roommate — except for when she wakes him up “every hour on the hour” when he’s trying to sleep.

“Queen loves having people around. She is so lovable and affectionate,” Poore says laughing. “She gets up in the middle of the night and wants to play with the tennis ball or play tug-of-war.”

Many people online are shocked at the great lengths Poore is willing to go to get Queen adopted— but locals aren’t. After feeling unfulfilled personally and professionally, Poore quit his job in 2015 and began volunteering at local animal shelters full time. Since then, he’s become a well-known animal advocate in the Kansas City area working exclusively with pets that have been in shelters the longest.

“They’re kind of the forgotten animal in that shelter,” Poore tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “They don’t have anyone advocating for them. It’s easy to get a 4-year-old lab adopted.”

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