Lee Co. man uses birthday to help adult dogs get adopted

Published: Oct. 19, 2015 at 1:31 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2015 at 1:31 PM CDT
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LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Lee County Humane Society is currently taking care of more than 100 dogs and cats who have been abandoned. While it may only take a puppy a couple of days or weeks to be adopted out, for an adult dog at the Lee County Humane Society it can be a very different story.

Officials at the shelter say the recent actions of one of the volunteers, turned employee, has helped some of the animals to find their forever homes.

As a volunteer at LCHS Brandon Dively saw first hand how quickly the weeks and even months would pass before adult dogs here would go to their new home. For his 20th birthday he decided to launch the 20 for 20 campaign to raise $2100 to sponsor 20 adult dogs. This campaign would make the dogs free to adopters and make room for more homeless pets to come to the shelter.

"I'm back there cleaning for them on the weekends." Dively says. "You get this bond with them this relationship. You know there are some dogs who have been there the entire time I have been. To see dogs like that go home and escape the shelter finally escape the shelter. We take good care of them but it's not like being on a couch with someone. It is very satisfying and I couldn't be happier."

With the help of the community Dively is already well on his way to helping close to 30 dogs. You can help by visiting this link.

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