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Jon Stewart’s tearful farewell to his canine, Dipper, on The Every day Present Monday shortly had the New York Metropolis animal shelter the pup got here from inundated with donations. 5 days later, the cash continues to be rolling in.

“We’re simply shy of $50,000,” Tiffany Lacey, Animal Haven’s govt director, advised CBS Information on Friday. “It is a huge deal, and it is surprising,” she mentioned of the donations. 

“That is in reminiscence of Dipper, so the donations will probably be used for the canines,” notably vet care, coaching, meals and treats, Lacey added.

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

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The TV section that moved viewers to ship the shelter cash had Stewart relaying how Dipper entered his life about 12 years in the past, as a result of his youngsters, then six and 7, needed to boost cash for the shelter by promoting cupcakes that they had baked.

Jon Stewart along with his youngsters and canine, Dipper, exterior Animal Haven in New York Metropolis about 12 years in the past.

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“They introduced out this one-ish year-old brindle pit bull hit by a automotive in Brooklyn and misplaced his proper leg,” Stewart mentioned throughout this system, earlier than breaking down. “They put the canine in my lap, and we left that day feeling actually good that we might helped this nice group, and we additionally left with this one-ish brindle pit bull that we referred to as Dipper.”

“It was love at first sight, I feel for each of them,” mentioned Lacey, who recalled Stewart sitting with the pet in his lap for the whole occasion. Stewart’s canine was at all times swimming and leaping round, she mentioned. “He did not want 4 legs.” 

Undated picture of Jon Stewart’s canine, Dipper.

Animal Haven

Or, as Steward advised his viewers: “In a world of fine boys, he was the very best,” relaying how Dipper got here to work with him every day,  and even managed to do what the Taliban couldn’t —frighten Malala Yousafzai. He then confirmed a video of the ladies’s rights activist and Nobel Prize winner fleeing from a barking Dipper, saying “Oh expensive, it is a canine!” 

Stewart ended his section by telling viewers: “My want for you is at some point you discover that canine, that one canine that’s the greatest.”

The Stewart household has adopted a number of pets from Animal Haven, Lacey mentioned, imploring others to contemplate adopting animals.

Canines are specifically want proper now, she famous, echoing different shelters which have reported being overwhelmed by deserted canines.

“It is excellent news for the cats, as kitten and cat adoptions are approach up,” she mentioned, urging folks to “donate, undertake, volunteer — at all times undertake, do not store.” 

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