A displaced dog has found a forever place with a city employee, and is now getting acclimated by exploring public spaces with his new owner. “Gibson” is a one-year-old male blue tick hound / German short-haired pointer mix who was adopted by City of Marion Neighborhood Association Coordinator, Kayla Johnson, on July 5th, shortly after she moved from an apartment into a house in Marion.
Johnson had been counting down the days until she had the capacity to adopt a dog from the shelter. She wisely took her time and “shopped around,” walking different dogs until she found a good fit in Gibson. “It’s nice he’s already developed and not hard to train. He’s made it easy on me,” expressed Johnson.
She said the adoption process at Marion Animal Care & Control was affordable, smooth, and the shelter staff was helpful and resourceful. After Gibson was adopted, they neutered him a week later at their on-site veterinarian office.
With Gibson in her care for nearly a month, Johnson is helping him interact and play with other dogs. Last week, they attended the ribbon cutting and celebration for the “5th Street Commons,” a new gathering space Downtown, Marion, re-purposed for events in addition to its day function as a private / public parking lot.
The celebration featured a live band which utilized the newly installed event-ready electrical hookup. The event also featured a live repertory performance of Othello by Hoosier Shakes under which flood lighting would enable them to perform into the night. All five senses were stimulated through food, fresh air, friends, and fine tunes at the special event at the 5th Street Commons. (To reserve the Commons for an event, call Janet Pearson at 765.382.3774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are many more animals awaiting their forever home at Marion ACC. Participate in their “Loaning Love” program to take time in finding the right fit for you and your home. Visit them at 1021 IN-18, Marion, IN, 46952, or give them a call at 765.668.4491.
More images from the celebration are found below.