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Leon County Humane Society holding Paws Fur a Cause Adoption Event

A case of animal cruelty could help bring some joy to families in search of that perfect pet
Posted: 6:37 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 22:37:50Z
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LEON COUNTY, Fla. — A case of animal cruelty could help bring some joy to families in search of that perfect pet.

After being found neglected at a business in Georgia dozens of animals will go up for adoption this weekend.

Reason Gray faces animal cruelty charges in this case.

Berrien County deputies discovered more than 700 animals at his business earlier this month.

The animals were taken to several shelters including one in Leon County.

If you're looking to give one of the puppies a new home, the Leon County Humane Society is inviting you to the Paws Fur a Cause Adoption Event.

The Humane Society took in 76 of those dogs from that rescue in Georgia. They are mostly small breeds, poodles, maltese and shitzus, and ages range from 2 to 9 years old.

In the last week or so, dogs like Mopsy went into foster homes to jump start the house training process.

Lisa Glunt, the Humane Society's Executive Director, says that anyone looking for a dog should consider a rescue.

"There's something that comes with a rescue dog. They're so grateful and they aim to please their owners," said Glunt. "Our fosters have been flooding in with stories and updates on these guys within day 2. Just the changes that they're seeing. It's neat to travel that road with them and be able to see those drastic changes."

Some of the foster parents like Debbie Hanerty have even gone on to adopt their dogs.

This is just a horrible situation. I never thought that if I fostered, I would adopt. If I fostered, he would just go to a new home. But Chester has bonded and the thought of giving him to someone else right now, I can't do it," said Hanerty.

Hanerty says her dog Chester arrived so matted and unkempt that she couldn't even tell his breed.

She had no intentions of keeping Chester, but seeing him grow and learn to trust her changed everything.

If you would like to meet any of those dogs you can do it Saturday. Just come by Proctor Subaru from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.