Thursday, July 7, 2011

32 Lost Dogs Rescued Through Animal Friends' Liberation Day

July 7, 2011: This morning, 32 lost and unclaimed dogs faced euthanasia at local animal control facilities. Now, thanks to Animal Friends, each of those dogs has been vaccinated, groomed, given a full check-up and tucked into bed!

Today, Animal Friends held the fourth annual “Liberation Day” rescue to offer a second chance to lost dogs who were slated to be euthanized at animal control. Animal Friends partnered with Triangle Animal Control, Ferree Kennels, Hoffman Kennels and Secreet Animal Control. And, due to a dire need at a sister shelter, Greene County Humane Society, Animal Friends admitted 6 of their dogs who otherwise would not have survived.

Because of loud noises and outdoor activities, more dogs are lost around the Fourth of July than any other time of year. Animal Friends’ goal was to rescue as many as possible and remind the public that simple measures like tagging and licensing your dog can save his or her life.

The rescued dogs were named by residents of the Southwestern Veterans Center and include a 2-year-old Beagle named Maggie, a Jack Russel Terrier named Lucky S., a Boxer named Queenie, a Lab named Mickey and more.

Pending any necessary evaluation, the dogs will be spayed or neutered and readied for adoption into loving families beginning July 9.

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