February 21, 2014

Pet event finds two homes

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Sensing his love for animals, chihuahua mix Reba tenderly nuzzled her head into the nape of Jimmy Morrow’s neck.

Then, she turned and tenderly licked his hand that held her small body cradled in his arms, demonstrating her trust in his kindness.

The touching scene between the shelter dog and the Somerset resident was the peak of the day at London’s Tractor Supply on Saturday as the Friends of Laurel County Animal Shelter launched a pet adoption day event.

Reba was one of two adoptions made on Saturday through the event that brought out volunteers and animals from the Laurel County shelter in a rescue mission to find good homes for unwanted animals.

Nearly a dozen dogs of mixed breeds were featured at the event, which was held inside the store due to inclement weather early Saturday morning. The puppies at Saturday’s event ranged from small to medium sized dogs, and offered a variety of mixed breeds, from Pekingese to Beagle.

Lana Smith, rescue coordinator for the Laurel County Animal Shelter, said the effort was to find homes for the many puppies and dogs at the shelter, rather than euthanization for unclaimed pets.

The rescue volunteers often serve as “foster” homes for the animals, which Smith said, is one means the organization uses to adopt out pets to good families. Adoptions for animals at the shelter cost $100 for dogs and $65 for cats and includes all shots, worming, and spaying or neutering.

Morrow and his wife, Lisa, visited Tractor Supply on Saturday and Morrow immediately picked up the part chihuahua mix and held her throughout their talk with Friends of the Laurel County Animal Shelter volunteers.

“He picks up every stray animal he finds and brings it home,” said his wife. “He loves animals and takes care of all of them.”

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