The story of a two-year old Shih Tzu and poodle mix named Tonik has spread like wildfire across media and social networks over the past few days.
The Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group in Indiana, United States, rescued the 11-pound pooch from a Kentucky kill shelter. Although this type of rescue story is one of many, Tonik’s notoriety is from his distinctive human-like appearance.
Homeward Bound hopes the attention to Tonik’s face will help him, and other rescue animals, find a home. The agency only asks for a donation of $250, as the agency’s owner, Jen Schwartz, has advised The Huffington Post that the animals often need expensive health treatments.
Tonik has been thoroughly examined, neutered, micro-chipped and groomed. All of his shots are up-to-date. Parties interested in adoption can find out information about Tonik, and other rescue pets, on the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group website.