A Shelter's Call For Old Chairs Goes Viral, And The Pets Couldn't Be Happier

Everyone loves a nice, comfy chair ― and these dogs are no exception.

The Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg, Illinois, recently put out a call for used chairs.

“The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs!” the organization, a no-kill shelter, wrote on Facebook. “If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!”

The public responded in a big way.

The shelter just released footage showing their furry pals kicking back and relaxing in their comfy chairs.

(Photo: Knox County Humane Society)
(Photo: Knox County Humane Society)

They love their chairs,” Erin Buckmaster, the society’s volunteer executive director told the “Today” show. “It’s wonderful.”

The furniture isn’t just going to the dogs. The organization also posted a video showing some of their cats enjoying the donated chairs.

These chairs probably would’ve been sent out to the curb for trash collection, Buckmaster said, but now they’re getting a second life as comfy new resting spots for pets in need.

“We never dreamed it would take off like this,” Buckmaster said. “I really just wanted the dogs to feel more comfortable while staying at the shelter.”

Animal shelters around the country also need supplies ― including chairs ― and donations. More importantly, the pets need forever homes. To rescue a pet from a shelter near you, try Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet or the ASPCA.

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