Humane Society Hosts ‘Meet & Greet’ for Rescued Dogs
From staff reports
The Scott County Humane Society is holding a special "meet and greet" to introduce some of the dogs rescued in a recent animal control pick-up.
Members of the society assisted the Scott County Animal Control Office last week after county officials seized a total of 24 dogs from a home in the Nickelsville area.
According to Becky Bellamy, the humane society met Rick Barger, the animal control officer, last Tuesday at Valley View Animal Clinic in Wadlow Gap to help with the dogs recovered in the operation.
Bellamy said volunteers with the organization assisted Dr. David Redwine as the dogs were examined and evaluated according to their present health needs.
Volunteers with the Scott County Humane Society opened their homes to the Yorkies, Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Poodles, Shih-Tzus, Chihuahuas and a Black and Tan Coonhound recovered from the scene. Local veterinarians, Dr. Courtney Jessee and Dr. Bill Fuller, also took in some of the dogs.
Bellamy said that several of the dogs were taken to the Scott County Animal Shelter and have been adopted.
This Saturday, the Scott County Humane Society will host an event to introduce interested owners to the recovered dogs. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Valley View Animal Clinic.
Prospective owners are invited to attend the "meet and greet."
"Some of the dogs will be there and we will be taking applications," Bellamy explained. "No dogs will be allowed to be adopted out on that day, but people can put in an application for one of them. We do a ‘background’ check on the prospective adopters, vet check and compile references before we place a dog. Then the Adoption Committee will select the person that we think will be the best fit for the dog they are interested in."
For more information, contact Bellamy at 386-2743.