Smith, who travels around the country convincing shelters to allow his network of internet friends find homes for strays, signed the official pardon at 5 p.m. Sunday. Giddens was then sprung from her two days of incurring the locked-up life, all in order to have experienced walking in someone else’s shoes. Although this time it was more like pacing in someone else’s paws.
Normally, when Smith, from Byron, comes to a shelter, it is to convince the staff in charge to pardon the animals for a week. This has been met with incredible success, but Giddens added a caveat.
She herself would have to be pardoned, and this over a period beginning Friday where she wouldn’t leave her doggy domicile, except for bathroom breaks, until Smith arrived during the waning hours of the first day of the new week.
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