Pet adoption event in West Jefferson

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(Posted April 29, 2019)

By Dedra Cordle, staff writer

The Humane Society of Madison County held a Tour For Life on April 27 as part of a nationwide cooperative adoption event with the North Shore Animal League America. The shelter, located in West Jefferson, welcomed more than 100 potential pet adopters. To learn more about the pets available for adoption, visit www.hsmcohio.org.

Shelter caretaker Grace Bowersock poses with Meeko, a 4- or 5-year-old Labrador retriever/Great Dane mix who is up for adoption. Meeko has been living at the shelter for nearly three years, the longest of any canine currently there. Shelter employee Ryan Finigan said Meeko is a sweet but energetic boy who needs someone who is active and has a “bit of patience.”
Mariah McAfee of London snuggles with Pixie, who she adopted from the Humane Society of Madison County.
Two-year-old Maci Rush of West Jefferson plays a game with Rue during the Tour For Life pet adoption event at the Humane Society of Madison County. Rue and her other kitten friends will be up for adoption soon.
Tom Barry, director of community relations with the Pet FBI (Lost Pets Found By Internet), shows Bob the Beagle mix some love. In addition to networking to reunite pets and their humans, the organization has been known to find lost birds, turtles and other small animals.
Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy and Dog Warden Chris Floyd takes Hooch the mastiff out for a walk. Hooch, who is up for adoption, is not as likely to rip up patrol vehicles and homes as his movie-star namesake.

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