The 9-month-old Duncan Shepherd Dog (Duncan) is a true inspiration for people and dogs. When he was only a few weeks old, he was in an unfortunate situation. He was one of about 130 animals rescued by a company in Solon, Maine. These poor animals are rough and need urgent care. Now, Duncan has got rid of the difficult past and became the star of the 2020 Puppy Bowl!
What Happened to Duncan?
Not a lot of information was released about the animals seized from the Solon business, but it was clear that they hadn’t been well cared for. They were rescued from a kennel where they were deprived of necessary sustenance, medical attention, and proper shelter.
Duncan was among more than 60 dogs that arrived at the Animal Refuge League. They were all provided with the necessary medical care. Luckily, many dogs like Duncan grew up to be happy and healthy despite their hardships. Plus, many of them have now found loving homes!
Donna Noyes, the kennel owner, was charged with animal cruelty for the way she treated those animals. Her penalty was a $500 fine and a $4,000 restitution. She is also not allowed to keep any animals for the next 5 years.
Once Duncan was healthy and settled into a nice foster home, the staff at the Animal Refuge League filled out a Puppy Bowl application for him and two other pups. Luckily, Duncan made the starting lineup for Team Fluff. He was ready for his chance in the spotlight!
Duncan’s Puppy Bowl Victory!
Duncan is a star in the 2020 Puppy Bowl. He is a key figure in the starting lineup, and his cute puppy face has won many fans. In the end, the Fluff team won and made Duncan proud!
Duncan is not only a lovely team member, but his story also inspired many audiences. He represented all the dogs there looking for a permanent home.
“He came from a state of epileptic seizures, starting with a difficult start. Now he is running on the field and trying to score, which is a good way to show his growth and success.” Jeanna Rose of the Animal Protection League said. “This is a very good way to show adoption rates and advocate for shelters.”
Even before Duncan debuted on television, he found the perfect family. Herricks first met Duncan because their neighbor was the one who raised him. The family spent some time with him and soon learned that he was the ideal companion for them and other rescue dogs.
Duncan not only became the hero of the “Puppy Bowl”, but now he returned to a family that loved him. Hope his journey to fame shows the world the importance of saving dogs!