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George Clooney Adopts Disabled Rescue Dog for His Parents

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    Getty Images; Inset: LuvForMutts Animal Shelter
    Actor George Clooney adopted Nate, a disabled old dog from an Ohio animal shelter.

    A disabled dog got his "furever" home thanks to a leading Hollywood man.

    Actor George Clooney adopted Nate, a rescue dog, for his parents for Christmas, according to shelter LuvFurMutts’ Facebook page.

    “Nate the Terrier came to LuvFurMutts from a hoarding case of 22 dogs; we took 11 of them.”

    No one wanted to adopt Nate, who was born with birth defects, had a barrel chest and a leg that swayed, the shelter said, at least until Nate caught Clooney's eye.

    The actor saw videos of the terrier on YouTube and asked his assistant, Angel, to arrange to have the dog adopted and delivered to his parents, Nick and Nina, on Christmas Eve.

    “Nina cried a little when she opened the door and Nate was put into her arms. She was very surprised. She cried a little again when she read the card from George, Amal and Angel saying they wanted her to have Nate to enjoy Christmas with,” the shelter said on Facebook.

    The shelter said it is “over the moon” that the Clooneys have taken to Nate so quickly.

    “George picked Nate out and Nick and Nina accepted Nate just the way he is. They could have any dog in the world but they chose to adopt a dog who was crippled and could have been with LuvFurMutts for life.”