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Internet Has Become Great Tool For Animal Shelter To Find Homes For Pets

pictured: "Ellington"

Here’s an example of how the internet and Facebook are helping save the lives of homeless animals locally.
 
A woman down in Orlando, Florida was able to locate the golden retriever she wanted via petfinder.com. Then had a friend who lives in the Atlanta-area, pick the dog up from the Carroll County Animal Shelter and drive it all the way down to Orange County.
 
“She had been looking for a dog to go with the dog that she had because it was getting elderly,” Carroll County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Barrett told WLBB Radio Monday. “Ellington looks exactly like the dog she has so she thought they would make a perfect match. It’s a fabulous story.”
 
Barrett says “Ellington” had been in the shelter since early February. His owner felt forced to leave him with the shelter when he moved away this past winter.
 
Barrett credits the internet for several long-distance connections.
 
“It’s becoming more and more common. We also had a gentleman come Saturday from south Alabama to adopt two kittens he saw on Facebook,” she said. “We also had another couple who drove all the way from New York a couple weeks ago to adopt one of our dogs.”
 
Barrett says June is the month the shelter tends to have more cats and kittens come through their doors and she encourages pet-lovers to adopt a feline. The shelter is offering discounted prices on fully-vetted cats this month to compensate for the influx.
 
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