George Clooney Is This Rescue Dog's Hero
He adopted the dog 'no one else wanted' for his parents
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2016 3:07 PM CST

(Newser) – If you didn't already love George Clooney, you might after hearing this story: The actor recently adopted a "dog no one wanted" from an Ohio animal rescue, Fox 8 Cleveland reports. As the LuvFurMutts rescue explains on Facebook, Nate the terrier was rescued out of a 22-dog hoarding situation, and he was skinny with a barrel chest and a birth defect—"a leg that swayed" and caused him to walk "like a hyena." People stared and pointed at adoption events, but after nine months, he had yet to find a home. Clooney had been following the dog's story online, though, and he shared it with his mother, who "fell in love," the rescue says. Clooney's parents had recently lost their terrier, and the actor's dad wasn't bothered by Nate's funny walk.

Clooney's personal assistant arranged for the adoption, and for Nate to be delivered to Nick and Nina Clooney on Christmas Eve. "Nina cried a little when she opened the door and Nate was put into her arms," the rescue says. "They could have any dog in the world but they chose to adopt a dog who was crippled and could have been with LuvFurMutts for life." George and Amal Clooney also made a donation to the rescue that covered the cost of Nate's prior medical care and more.