Travolta was found near death on the side of the road by an Uber driver. After treating him, Dr. Bewley decided to keep him forever.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Valentine’s Day is usually reserved for the celebration of love between people, but the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is hosting an additional special celebration this year for one of its shelter dogs.
Travolta was found near death on the side of the road by an Uber driver in January 2022. When he was brought to the Louisville animal shelter, he had multiple serious infections and was suffering from starvation.
For several weeks, the KHS team cared for Travolta and he made several friends at the shelter, including Ethan, who had experienced a similar journey the year before.
Another friend he made was Dr. Emily Bewley – the vet who saved his life. Throughout her recovery, Dr. Bewley was by her side and she ended up falling “head over heels in love with the scruffy dog”, according to KHS.
On February 14, Dr. Bewley made it official and adopted Travolta as his own.
“It’s my valentine today,” Bewley said during a Facebook Live on the Kentucky Humane Society page. The shelter held a full celebration for Travolta’s adoption, with Ethan also in attendance.
Travolta will join a big family – Dr. Bewley said he will have two dog siblings, two cat siblings and three human siblings in her home. She said she also adopted the two dogs she already had from KHS.
You can watch the full adoption video below:
Earlier this year, the Kentucky Humane Society received a $15,000 grant from Feeders Supply in honor of Travolta and Ethan.
Click here to learn more about adoptable animals available at the Kentucky Humane Society.
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