UPDATE: dog adopted following owner's tragic death

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) UPDATE: The Humane Society informed Channel 3 that shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, Lordeyes was adopted into a forever home.

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In December, a pedestrian and his dog were struck by a car while walking along North Ave. in Burlington.

Unfortunately, Jonathan Jerome, the 61-year-old Winooski man, did not survive the accident. Miraculously, his dog did. Now, that pup is in need of a new, loving home.

Channel 3's Christina Guessferd went to the Humane Society of Chittenden County to meet the 14-year-old American shelter dog named Lordeyes.

Customer Care Manager Triana Kozak said following the tragedy that killed his owner, Lordeyes was brought to Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists Animal Hospital.

"And he was treated there for his injuries. He did have pretty severe head trauma and also some shock," Kozak said. "Luckily, he was able to recover there. He was brought back to us, and we brought him into a foster home just so that he could get back on his feet."

Kozak said Lordeyes is feeling much better.

"He is young at heart. He definitely still loves to go on walks. That's something he and his previous owner did quite frequently," Kozak said. "We are looking for a home with no other dogs. Potentially he could live with a cat."

Kozak also said Lordeyes would be an amazing family pet.

"In his first home, he lived with many children, and he did really well with all of them," Kozak said.

This is the fourth time the Humane Society has taken in Lordeyes. Kozak said her hope is that he will have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of his golden years in a stable home.

If you'd like to give this deserving pup a home, you can meet him at the Humane Society between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.