Of course, she’s known for her husky antics, stunning beauty and transformation into a tri-paw.
But now, Akira the husky has left behind a much bigger legacy at the Connecticut Humane Society: A video of her adoption story won a national contest and a $10,000 donation for CHS critters! Supporters like you voted for her video and sent it to the winner’s circle!
CHS entered a video into the Hill’s Shelter Tales contest that captured Akira’s journey as a young husky with a deformed front leg. It shows her first few days at CHS after being transferred from a local municipal animal control facility, and her struggle to get around with a troublesome paw dragging on the ground. Her story continues with a happy, post-op Akira who finally has the freedom to run around and play, and then an update from the loving family who welcomed her home this summer. Click here to view the video.
The video was one of 20 finalists chosen by Hill’s judges, and then it was up to the public to vote. After two weeks of voting, Akira was declared one of five winners from across the whole country! Hill’s Pet Nutrition will now be donating $10,000 to CHS pets through Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love program.
When asked for comment, Akira said, “Woof, ruff, bark bark, woof.” Roughly translated, that means, “I’m so glad I could help all my friends at CHS who need medical care just like I did.”
The funds will be put toward veterinary treatment at CHS for more pets in need like Akira.
CHS is proud to be a Hill’s Food Shelter Love partner in caring for pets in need and promoting adoption.