HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - On a day so cold the dogs even needed a jacket, A New Leash On Life hosted an adoption drive that warmed a lot of hearts. More than 300 dogs and cats are up for adoption this weekend, at a white tent in front of the Petsmart on Carl T. Jones Dr.
"Hot or cold, we still get a lot of adopters," says Debbie Dodd, the Director of A New Leash on Life. "We have wonderful homeless pets for adoption and they're fully vetted. They're spayed and neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed, heart worm tested."
One of the dogs. Jack, was cared for by a foster family for the last few months. His caretaker says the only space he's ever known, is a crate. His story touched Karen Williams' heart, and while she says she has no room for him in her house full of pups, she wanted someone else to get the joy of woman's best friend, like she knows so well. "I offered to pay for the adoption fee for Jack," says Karen Williams. "I lost two of my own this year."
Moments later, Thaddeus Sokolowski adopted Jack, with the fees paid for by Karen. "He has a house to live in and a backyard to play in, and we actually have another dog, so hopefully they'll play together," says Sokolowski.
Lucky for you, dogs and cats are still available for adoption, but be forewarned, it may be love at first lick. "Everybody comes out happy on it" says the proud new dog owner.