Banks with his new family. | HCSO

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

After experiencing a tragedy, this “good boy” has a brand-new life and we’re so happy we could help make it happen!

Banks was recently discovered inside of a vehicle by a nice lady who noticed the vehicle abandoned on the side of the road. The woman called the HCSO and we discovered that Banks’ owner had passed away leaving behind Banks in the vehicle. Banks is believed to have been in the vehicle for several days.

The Humboldt County Animal Shelter was able to locate Banks’ next of kin, who live out of the area. Banks’ relatives told us that he is approximately 15 years old and they requested that we find him a nice home to spend his golden years here in Humboldt.

This is where the story becomes the best outcome ever! Our shelter assistant Jeanette remembered an approved applicant who was looking for a nice senior dog. She gave Meredith from Six Rivers Brewery a call and it was love at first sight.

Jeanette shared that: “We are so very proud and touched to do the work that we do here at the shelter providing a safe landing spot for so many pets in need and either getting them back to their owners or on to their new lives.”

If you see Meredith and Banks at the Brewery or out and about, be sure to say hi! Learn more about adopting your forever friend at