Dozens of dogs still without owners after 4th of July


TAKEN AWAY. LOCAL FOR YOU IN DELAWARE SHAWN LANIER NBC4 KATIE: AND DURING THIS 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEK–MORE THAN 90 DOGS WERE LOST AND TAKEN TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DOG SHELTER. SCARED– RUNNING AWAY FROM FIREWORKS. IF YOUR DOG WAS ONE OF THEM– YOU NEED TO GO PICK IT UP BEFORE IT’S ADOPTED BY ANOTHER FAMILY. NBC 4’S ELYSE CHENGERY HAS MORE. ELYSE: THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT DOGS HERE AT THE SHELTER THAT NEED A GOOD HOME JUST LIKE KOBY HERE – TODAY I SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE DOG WARDENS BECAUSE I WANTED TO HEAR FROM HIM AFTER HE SEES FIRST HAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR THESE DOGS TO GET A GOOD HOME. DEVON MANN/DEPUTY DOG WARDEN 2: “I’VE TAKEN ONE HOME MYSELF I MEAN IT CAN BE VERY REWARDING IT CAN BE VERY HARD, IT’S HARD TO PICK UP A DOG KNOWING THE SHELTER IS FULL.” DEVON MANN TELLS ME HE’S BEEN WORKING WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DOG SHELTER FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS AND HAS SEEN SO MANY DOGS IN AND OUT OF THE SHELTER – IF HE HAD TO GUESS SOMEWHERE IN THE HUNDREDS… EVEN THOUSANDS. “OUT IN THE FIELD YOU START TO DEVELOP A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH A LOT OF THESE DOGS AND THE THINGS THAT YOU SEE.” SEEING CONDITIONS LIKE THE ONE ALEX WAS IN – “ALEX WAS FOUND BY COLUMBUS POLICE. ALEX WAS IN TERRIBLE CONDITION HE WAS EMACIATED, VERY SKINNY, ANEMIC, HE CLEARLY LIVED OUTSIDE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. HE HAD FLY STRIKE REALLY BAD ON HIS EARS ITS WHEN DOGS ARE OUTSIDE IT’S HOT AND FLIES BASICALLY EAT THE DOGS EARS.” VISIBLE SCARS SHOW WHAT ALEX WENT THROUGH. HE WAS IN FOSTER CARE THROUGH THE SHELTER UNTIL HE WAS NURSED BACK TO HEALTH – HE’S NOW UP FOR ADOPTION. JUST ONE OF MANY WHO HAVE A STORY BEHIND THESE CAGES. SO WHAT’S IT LIKE TO PERSONALLY SEE THESE DOGS GO TO A GREAT HOME? “IT’S AMAZING.. ANY DOG THAT I PICK UP AND INTERACT WITH IN THE FIELD I KEEP TRACK OF AND SEE WHERE THEIR GOING AND WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THEM SO IT’S VERY REWARDING IT’S THE BEST PART OF THE JOB TO SEE A DOG GO TO A FAMILY.” ELYSE: DON’T FORGET IF YOU DID LOSE YOUR DOG AFTER THE FOURTH OF JULY – MONDAY IS THE LAST DAY THAT YOU CAN CLAIM YOUR DOG HERE AT THE SHELTER AS THEY WILL GO UP FOR ADOPTION ON TUESDAY WHICH MEANS THE SHELTER WILL BE EVEN MORE FULL SO THAT’S WHY THEY NEED YOUR HELP. THE SHELTER IS OPEN ON MONDAY FROM 11-7P.M. LOCAL FOR YOU AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DOG SHELTER ELYSE CHENGERY NBC 4.

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