The following article was written by Inglath Cooper for the the Franklin News Post. It is another shining example of how hard the Franklin County Humane Society goes to save and enrich the four legged lives in their community. The staff and volunteers at Planned Pethood and FCHS are very special, and it is a privilege to call them partners and friends.
Two dogs who were rescued by the Franklin County Humane Society have been chosen as dogs-in-training candidates for a Virginia police dog program.
"Corona" was taken from the Franklin County Animal Shelter, while "Shannon" was rescued from the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter. "These are dogs we took from a pound situation when no one else would take them. And we couldn't stand to leave them there," said Anita Scott, volunteer rescue coordinator for the local humane society.
"They are sweet natured and ended up in those situations through no fault of their own," she added. "To see them get this opportunity like this is really what our efforts are all about."
The dogs will go into training for a cell phone detection program, Scott said. "We just don't believe you leave any stone unturned when you're working to save a life. These dogs are deserving of our efforts," she added. "When something like this happens for them, it's like sending a child you've raised out into the world and just feeling so proud for them."
The Franklin County Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 11 a.m to 3 p.m on Saturday. Adoptable pets can be seen at www.planned pethoodrockymount.com or adoptive families can call 489-3491 for more information on the pets and services provided.
The group also runs an active Facebook page at Planned Pethood-Franklin County Humane Society.