Demise of Jon Stewart’s puppy prompts flood of donations to animal shelter

Jon Stewart’s tearful farewell to his doggy, Dipper, on “The Day by day Demonstrate” promptly experienced the New York Metropolis animal shelter the pup arrived from inundated with donations. A week afterwards, the funds is still rolling in.

“We’re just shy of $50,000,” Tiffany Lacey, Animal Haven’s executive director, instructed CBS Information on Friday, four days right after the demonstrate aired. “This is a massive deal, and it’s sudden,” she mentioned of the donations. Three times later, the cash pot experienced expanded by a different 10 grand. “We are at $60,000 now and they are even now dripping in,” Lacey claimed late Monday afternoon.

“This is in memory of Dipper, so the donations will be used for the canine,” notably vet treatment, schooling, food and treats, Lacey additional.

The no-destroy shelter, which is in Manhattan, has an working finances of about $3 million and residences about 100 canine and cats at a time. 


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The Tv set phase that moved viewers to send out the shelter dollars had Stewart relaying how Dipper entered his daily life about 12 several years back, due to the fact his young ones, then six and 7, desired to elevate funds for the shelter by advertising cupcakes they experienced baked.

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Jon Stewart with his young children and pet, Dipper, outdoors Animal Haven in New York Metropolis about 12 many years ago.

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“They introduced out this 1-ish 12 months-aged brindle pit bull strike by a vehicle in Brooklyn and misplaced his ideal leg,” Stewart said all through the plan, ahead of breaking down. “They put the puppy in my lap, and we left that day sensation seriously fantastic that we would assisted this fantastic corporation, and we also remaining with this one-ish brindle pit bull that we called Dipper.”

“It was enjoy at to start with sight, I consider for each of them,” claimed Lacey, who recalled Stewart sitting with the pet in his lap for the entire event. Stewart’s puppy was usually swimming and jumping all over, she claimed. “He failed to will need 4 legs.” 

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Undated image of Jon Stewart’s canine, Dipper.

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Or, as Steward advised his audience past Monday: “In a earth of very good boys, he was the most effective,” relaying how Dipper arrived to operate with him every single working day,  and even managed to do what the Taliban could not — frighten Malala Yousafzai. He then showed a movie of the women’s legal rights activist and Nobel Prize winner fleeing from a barking Dipper, declaring “Oh pricey, it really is a dog!” 

Stewart ended his phase by telling viewers: “My wish for you is 1 day you discover that canine, that just one puppy that is the most effective.”

The Stewart loved ones has adopted various pets from Animal Haven, Lacey said, imploring other people to take into account adopting animals.

Canines are in unique want suitable now, she pointed out, echoing other shelters that have reported being overcome by deserted canines.

“It is really great information for the cats, as kitten and cat adoptions are way up,” she claimed, urging men and women to “donate, adopt, volunteer — usually adopt, don’t store.”