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Abandoned Dogs Being Adopted

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  Original Published: 1/30/2013

Animal lovers are coming through for the dogs removed from an abandoned, burned-out house on Joy-Lyn Drive in Springfield Township.

The Humane Society of Richland County says seven of the thirteen dogs have been adopted, less than a week after they were rescued from the bitter winter cold.

The dogs had spent two months in the backyard, since a fire forced their owners to leave their home.  

Humane Agent Missy Houghton initially could not take the dogs because they were being fed, and had access to dog houses and a garage.

But last Wednesday, she found they had no drinking water and some could not get shelter, so she removed them.

Now, they're getting new homes.

That includes the older female Husky that was walking with its left rear leg up, but is now better after getting pain medication.   

Two three-week-old puppies and their mother are in foster care along with another dog, and two remain at the shelter awaiting adoption.

Those are the dogs with neurological problems similar to Parkinson's Disease.  It causes them to walk awkwardly, but otherwise they're in good health and will make loving pets.   

Two cats removed from the property will become available for adoption after they complete ten weeks of antibiotic treatment.

WMFD's coverage of this story also prompted people to adopt other dogs at the Humane Society, and to donate food, toys, and even a one-hundred-dollar check.

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