The name Cuddly Dudley (No. 27) is pretty self explanatory, but the fact that I am still able to be so affectionate is another story. About two weeks ago, I wandered into the wrong yard and the tip of my tail was bitten off. Luckily, a kind neighbor saw the incident and rushed to my aid. Unfortunately, I was scared and ran away. Never giving up, the kind lady spent a whole week trying to find me. As soon as she did, I was rushed right over to the shelter for help. Even while in the most pain of my life, I still managed to cuddle, make biscuits and give kisses, hence my name. Now I'm recuperating and waiting for my new family to come get me. After what I went through, I have really learned the power of never giving up and if you give me a chance I can show you just what that means!
* The Pet of the Week is a Sunday feature submitted by the Maui Humane Society to promote adoptions at the Maui Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Visitation and adoption hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 877-3680, ext. 23. The shelter is located on Mokulele Highway at Mehameha Loop. Animals featured in this space are subject to prior adoption.
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