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

“We’re simply shy of $50,000,” Tiffany Lacey, Animal Haven’s government director, instructed 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 can be used for the canine,” notably vet care, coaching, meals and treats, Lacey added.

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

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The TV phase 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 they’d 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 automobile 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 known 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 your entire occasion. Stewart’s canine was at all times swimming and leaping round, she mentioned. “He did not want 4 legs.” 

Undated photograph of Jon Stewart’s canine, Dipper.

Animal Haven

Or, as Steward instructed his viewers: “In a world of excellent boys, he was one of the 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 pricey, it is a canine!” 

Stewart ended his phase by telling viewers: “My want for you is in the future 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 think about adopting animals.

Canine are particularly want proper now, she famous, echoing different shelters which have reported being overwhelmed by deserted canine.

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

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