WSFA 12 News adopt-a-thon helps dozens of animals

Published: May. 21, 2018 at 7:59 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2018 at 9:28 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News held an adopt-a-thon Tuesday at the Montgomery Humane Society, which also included animals from the Humane Society of Elmore County, and it was a success!

Rachel Strickland found her a new four-legged friend in 12-year-old dachshund Peanut.

"He looked like he needed a home. I saw him on TV. An animal adds so much to your life. They love you regardless," said Strickland.

Shannon Lane and Tanner Smoot also came searching for a lovable pup to call their own.

"We were on the way out and just saw her with the volunteers and have to have her," said Tanner Smoot.

"Definitely adopt. I have like five dogs that have all been adopted and they were the best dogs I have had," said Shannon Lane.

Several dozen puppies and kitties found their forever homes. From the Montgomery Humane Society, 36 pets were adopted, and from Elmore County 6 were adopted!

"A couple of people who came out today had lost their pets so they were able to get that companionship back. The unconditional love animals give us is priceless," said Lea Turbert.

"It makes a big impact because for every animal that is adopted, it saves two lives. It saves the animal that is adopted out and the one waiting to come to the adoption room in its place," said Dawn Knight.

While the adopt-a-thon is over, the need continues.

The Montgomery Humane Society is open seven days a weeks. They are located at 1150 John Overton Drive.

The Humane Society of Elmore County is open Monday – Saturday. They are located at 255 Central Plank Rd in Wetumpka.

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