54 dogs were rescued from the Marion County Humane Society in December. After a whistle blower Gayle Richardson exposed their inhumane living conditions and uploaded tons of pictures to social media about her discovery.
Some of the dogs who were rescued from the Humane Society of Marion County have found new homes, but help is still in need for others.
“They’re all pretty good dogs. They just need someone to take them in, care for them and love them,”Amanda Gibson, Adopter.
One by one, the Marshall Animal Hospital is finding forever homes for the dogs rescued from the Humane Society of Marion County, also known as the Dixie Humane Society.
“He’s kind of stolen my heart from day one,” said Gibson. Gibson works for the Marshall Animal Hospital and today she’s taking one of the rescues, Spot home with her.
“Like Spot, we still have some work to do, but I’m going to take him home and see if I can iron out the rest of him,” said Gibson.
“Most of the dogs were grossly underfed, extremely malnourished and just haven’t had the opportunity to be a dog,” Dina Carroll,Friends of Jefferson Animals. “It’s been hard to know how these animals were mistreated, but it’s been great to see them recovering and gaining weight and trusting people again,”Kimberly Parsons, Friends of Jefferson Animals.
Most of the dogs have been adopted or are now living at a rescue, but 13 are still in need of a home.
Each dog has been vaccinated, spayed, or neutered and are free to the public. So anyone interested can visit the shelter and take one home.