Viral video helps get Madison County dog adopted

LONDON, Ohio (WCMH) — A viral video viewed more than 600,000 times helped get a Madison County shelter dog adopted.

The Humane Society of Madison County posted a video showing a dog named Earl rolling over for a belly rub as his cage was opened, an action repeated every morning.

Just five days after the video was posted, Earl was adopted.

As of noon on Thursday, the video was shared over 14,000 times and viewed more than 600,000 times. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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