hat started out as a casual
4th grade newspaper read, turned into an animal rescue organization called Dawgs. The shelter helps find homes for hundreds of animals a year.
Brenda Woodroffe didn't intend to bring home a four-legged friend, but when she stepped into Pet Smart for an 'adoptathon' everything changed.
e just came to see and to say hi to
Diane and the gang, but this one's drawing some heart strings. So this one may go home," Woodroffe said.
oodroffe has three other adopted dogs at home, and sa
increase in stray animals just within her neighborhood.
e live in an area where people keeping dumping off cats, dogs
," she said.
Dawgs Director Diane Troll
said the idea came from the curiosity of a group of 4th-graders.
hey were reading the newspaper
and there was all these dogs that were going to get euthanized and they said
what happens to them
she said. "I
tried to tell them as nice as
I could and I told them 'go tell your parents to adopt,' and they said, 'Is there anything we can do?'"
Troll, nearly eight million animals need forever homes in the U.S., fortunately pet-owners like Woodroffe are willing to make a little room.
," she said.
hey're more special than any dog you can get from any breeder, from a pet store.
They have more love."
Troll said nearly 20 percent of dogs that need to be adopted are pure breed and there are about 750 just within her shelter.