ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR)– It has been a little over a month since twenty-seven dogs were rescued from a home in Allegheny County.
The dogs were found in unsanitary conditions, so appalling that officials were led to the case due to the smells emanating from the Covington home.
The owners of the home faced several charges including animal cruelty, dogs without tags, and dogs without rabies shots.
Now that the dogs are in the possession of Angels of Assisi, their real journey has just begun.
As we were loading them on the truck we realized that they had no socialization, so when we got them back here the first step was to get them settled, start getting them used to us, and really just distress them as much as we can.Eva Berton, Adoption Coordinator- Angels of Assisi
Eva Berton, the Adoption Coordinator with Angels of Assisi says that only five or eight of the pups have been adopted at this time. Many of them are still frightened and getting used to human interaction.
They are getting into homes slowly, just as they get more comfortable with us, then we feel more comfortable sending them into really good homes.Eva Berton, Adoption Coordinator- Angels of Assisi
The staff, as well as volunteers of Angels of Assisi, are working diligently and carefully to make sure that the dogs are comfortable, cared for, and prepared for their next step… adoption.
That is where you and other members of the community can come in and make a difference in a dog’s life.
Pet adoption is a wonderful alternative to purchasing from a breeder. If you feel that your heart and home are open to a furry family member, you can visit Angels of Assisi every day from 12:00- 6:00 pm or you can go through the application process online. Click here for more information.