Loss of life of Jon Stewart’s canine prompts flood of donations to animal shelter


Jon Stewart’s tearful farewell to his canine, Dipper, on The Day by day Present Monday rapidly had the New York Metropolis animal shelter the pup got here from inundated with donations. 5 days later, the cash remains to be rolling in.

“We’re simply shy of $50,000,” Tiffany Lacey, Animal Haven’s government director, advised CBS Information on Friday. “This can be a large deal, and it is sudden,” she stated of the donations. 

“That is in reminiscence of Dipper, so the donations will probably be used for the canine,” notably vet care, coaching, meals and treats, Lacey added.

The no-kill shelter, which is in Manhattan, has an working price range of about $3 million and homes about 100 canine and cats at a time. 

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The TV phase that moved viewers to ship the shelter cash had Stewart relaying how Dipper entered his life about 12 years in the past, as a result of his youngsters, then six and 7, needed to lift cash for the shelter by promoting cupcakes they’d baked.

Jon Stewart along with his kids and canine, Dipper, exterior Animal Haven in New York Metropolis about 12 years in the past.

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“They introduced out this one-ish year-old brindle pit bull hit by a automobile in Brooklyn and misplaced his proper leg,” Stewart stated throughout this system, earlier than breaking down. “They put the canine in my lap, and we left that day feeling actually good that we might helped this nice group, and we additionally left with this one-ish brindle pit bull that we referred to as Dipper.”

“It was love at first sight, I feel for each of them,” stated Lacey, who recalled Stewart sitting with the pet in his lap for your complete occasion. Stewart’s canine was all the time swimming and leaping round, she stated. “He did not want 4 legs.” 

Undated photograph of Jon Stewart’s canine, Dipper.

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Or, as Steward advised his viewers: “In a world of excellent boys, he was the most effective,” relaying how Dipper got here to work with him every day,  and even managed to do what the Taliban couldn’t —frighten Malala Yousafzai. He then confirmed a video of the ladies’s rights activist and Nobel Prize winner fleeing from a barking Dipper, saying “Oh expensive, it is a canine!” 

Stewart ended his phase by telling viewers: “My want for you is in the future you discover that canine, that one canine that’s the finest.”

The Stewart household has adopted a number of pets from Animal Haven, Lacey stated, imploring others to contemplate adopting animals.

Canine are specifically want proper now, she famous, echoing different shelters which have reported being overwhelmed by deserted canine.

“It is excellent news for the cats, as kitten and cat adoptions are method up,” she stated, urging folks to “donate, undertake, volunteer — all the time undertake, do not store.” 


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