Angels of Assisi comes to the rescue of 20 dogs in need of a better life

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Angels of Assisi has become very well-known in the Roanoke community, as well as nationally, for the work they do with rescuing animals in great need.

Recently, Angels of Assisi came to the rescue of 20 dogs that their owner could no longer provide care for.

Director of Community Engagement for Angels of Assisi, Kathleen Legg explains it wasn’t easy for their owner to give them up.

“She really cared for the animals. She dearly misses them, especially when we had to drive off the property, but she knew what was best for the animals and that was to give them a new chance.”

Kathleen Legg – Director of Community Engagement / Angels of Assisi

The dogs range in age from young puppies to full-grown adults and seem to be in good health. However, they will need further testing to know for sure.

“With them living outside, they might be heartworm and Lyme positive. Other than that so far we haven’t found anything issues, we will be giving them more exams later this week.”

Kathleen Legg – Director of Community Engagement / Angels of Assisi

Kathleen Legg tells us if you’re interested in adopting one of these rescues, you can keep up with their progress on their website which is updated frequently.

Once they have been spayed and neutered, they’ll start becoming available on our website, which you can check daily … it’s always up to date. If there is a dog that you want to adopt, you can fill out an application found on that same page, and we will review it and let you know if you’re approved.”

Kathleen Legg – Director of Community Engagement / Angels of Assisi

For more information on these 20 rescues and Angels of Assisi, click here.

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