By Kyle Lovern
The local organization Save Our Strays continues to help rescue dogs and cats and find homes for these loveable and furry creatures.
Kathy Thompson and Vicki Lipps volunteer countless hours to the group and have helped find homes for many abandoned dogs and cats.
They recently held another adoption event at Food City on a Saturday morning.
Just in the last month or so they have moved several dogs and over the last few weeks, hundreds of puppies.
On this particular Saturday, Jamie Brock of Chattaroy, who recently fostered four dogs, and her daughter Sidney Brock, were looking at some kittens that were at the event.
“I love dogs and have wanted to help rescue them,” Brock said. “I found out about Save Our Strays and decided to help.”
She has kennels in her basement to keep dogs and nurture them until a home can be found for them.
“I have three dogs of my own,” the pet lover said.
Lipps said that many of those who are adopting dogs have been getting the older animals because they make such good companions and pets.
“Older dogs are great,” Lipps said. “A lot of people like puppies, but the older dogs can sometimes be better.”
“We have collaborated with other shelters and groups to help find homes for many ofour dogs,” Lipps said. Many have been adopted by people from other states.
They find the dogs via the internet. (www.petfinder.com/shelters/wv124.html) They also have a Facebook page.
Lipps also credited Mingo County Dog Warden, Peanut Queen, with assisting the group.
Thompson said the local SOS group can always use donations to go toward food and supplies to house the animals until they can be adopted.
The local shelter is located on Deskins Drive in Borderland, West Virginia just off U.S. 119.
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)