A dog who spent more than a year at Broward County Animal Care has found his third, and hopefully, final home.
Herbert, an 8-year old American Staffordshire, was originally adopted during NBC 6 and Telemundo 51's Clear The Shelters event. He had been at the shelter since August 2018.
But the family who rescued Herbert that day would eventually be the third to return him - possibly putting the dog in danger of euthanization.
That's when Karla Martinez and her two kids came to the rescue.
When they learned about Herbert's journey, the family agreed to foster him.
That sponsorship eventually became a permanent home for Herbert.
"Once I brought him to the house, I wasn't able to let go," Martinez says.
Herbert didn't just get a new home, he got a new name as well.
The newly named Papi will be having his heartworm treatment sponsored by Friends of Broward County Animals, while the Pet Project is paying for his food for life along with discounted medical care.