For about a year, residents of the Kilmore area reported sightings of a greyhound roaming around and scavenging, with no apparent owner.
Despite multiple attempts to get close to the weary grey, no one was able to get near enough to rescue him. For a good twelve months the dog survived on nothing but food scraps, sleeping under houses and finding shelter where he could. Amazingly, he endured a scorching summer and a freezing cold winter all by himself.
Finally, a month ago, residents persistent attempts to get close to the greyhound paid off and he was captured and brought to the Greyhound Adoption Program in Seymour, where he was given the name ‘Forrest Gump’ given his love of running every time a human would try to get close to him in Kilmore.
At GAP he was taken care of and got to enjoy the finer things in life like a warm comfy bed and hearty meals, just like any dog should.
Life just keeps getting better for Forrest who, we are happy to report, has successfully passed his assessment at GAP and will very soon be up for adoption.
Forrest no longer has to live up to the line ‘run, Forrest, run’ from the blockbuster movie, but instead embodies another well-known quote from the film ‘life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.’
If you are interested in adopting Forrest Gump or any other greyhound, give GAP Seymour a call on (03) 5799 0166.
Whoever provides the extraordinary Forrest with his forever home will be a lucky person indeed. They’ll go together like peas and carrots.