UPDATE 2/12/2018 – Shelby County Schools tweeted out that Fannie has found her new fur-ever home!
(ORIGINAL STORY – 2/9/2018)
When the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby county wanted to increase adoptions, they turned to an unlikely source; Shelby County Schools.
Inside the Germantown elementary school library, students can find great reads. But, there’s one story this class is anxious to share.
This one is a real ‘tale,” Fannie’s.
Bhavya Muppala, a fourth grader, spent part of her morning with Fannie, playing with this curious girl.
“I pet (sic) her and fed her treats,” said Muppala. “She really likes treats, loves to be petted behind her ears.”
Bhavya also learned Fannie likes the camera. Fannie is ready for her close-up and her forever home.
“She loves everybody and everything,” said Audrey Chaney PR and Marketing Specialist with the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. “I can honestly say every morning when I go into work, I have no idea why she hasn’t been adopted yet.”
To increase the chances of Fannie and many other dogs to get adopted, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby county partnered with Shelby county schools.
The combination of cute kids and cute pups have found homes for 15 dogs.
The benefits don’t end there. It showcases amazing Shelby County School students and gives a more human side to dogs like Fannie.
“People can see them socializing, imagining them in their own home, and that’s really, really, special to us,” said Chaney.