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Event aims to find forever homes for dogs

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Looking for forever home

LOOKING FOR FOREVER HOME – Calypso and Davy, young pit bull mix dogs, were among the many pets up for adoption Saturday at the pet adoption and vaccination clinic at NRS Feed Store. Messenger photo by Richard Greene

Molly, a shepherd mix, laid down in her cage, wagging her tongue to playfully greet all the patrons that walked through the NRS Feed Store Saturday afternoon.

Molly and several other dogs from Chewy’s Hope and other pet adoption groups hoped to meet their new best friends during the pet adoption and vaccination clinic.

“We’ve had a couple of applications filled,” said Reagan Powell of Chewy’s Hope.

After an applicant applies to adopt a pet, the pet rescue will be checking references and scheduling a meet-and-greet in the home to make sure it’s a proper match.

“We’ve had a lot of interest. People know we’re here,” said Linda Gillespie of Chewy’s Hope.

That was the goal of Seena Christensen of NRS in organizing the event.

“We put it together for the community to provide some support,” Christensen said. “We want to be more involved.

“Around noon, it was packed with everyone here for the vaccinations and barbecue from Meals on Wheels.”

Veterinarian Margaret Sterle of Pet Health Center in Decatur provided the discount vaccinations for dogs and cats.

“We were very busy,” said Jade Palmer of the Pet Health Center.

The office donated a check to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office for a K9 ballistics vest.

The Fort Worth Animal Shelter also participated in Saturday’s event. Kirstie Plumley with the shelter reported the happiest of endings to the day were for the four-legged friends that found a new forever home.

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