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'Move over, Queen:' Local animal advocate moves into shelter dog's room

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 20:43:00-04

MERRIAM, Kan. — A local animal advocate downsized this week, moving into his new pad at the Great Plains SPCA.

"It's nothing like my bed at home, but it's the best we can do, and to be honest with you, it's enough," Scott Poore said.

Poore moved into the Merriam, Kansas, shelter on Tuesday, sharing a 10-by-7 foot room with 3-year-old terrier mix, Queen.

Queen has been at the shelter for more than 400 days. Before deciding to move in, Poore said he had paid a visit to Queen every single day.

"She's probably my favorite shelter dog in all of Kansas City," he said.

For several years, Poore has been working with shelters and outreach groups across the metro area. His goal is to find the right home for pets like Queen.

"I tend to work exclusively with the shelter pets that have lived in the buildings the longest, literally the ones that are becoming forgotten, those are the ones that I really want to help the most," he explained.

Going on day two of living at the shelter, Poore said he's not leaving until Queen does.

"She loves playing tug-of-war, she loves stuffed animals, she loves playing catch with the tennis ball, I mean, honestly, she's looking for a human best friend," he said.

Queen is looking for a pet-free home and one with children over the age of 8.

To learn more about Queen, visit the Great Plains SPCA website.