Adoption process begins for abused pets –

Pet owners that boarded their pets at Purple Hearted Puppies had until midnight Monday to claim their pet, but only a few people contacted officials.

“There were several people actually looking for dogs that had been missing for a period of time,” said Adoption Coordinator Deneen Balistere.

The Baldwin County Humane Society, also know as BARC!, said considering the number of animals it’s taken in it is right at it’s limit, but it’s ready for the long haul.

“We have processed, since January 26, 73 foster applications, 80 dog adoption applications and five cat adoption applications,” said Sonja Presley, Baldwin County Humane Society executive director.

All of the applications were submitted for a Summerdale pet. Requests are flooding in for the abused animals and dozens of donations have been mailed to the office.

Officials still need about a month to prep the animals for new families, and they have to be the right families.

“Just because you see it on TV, it’s cute and cuddly; we want to make sure it’s the right energy match in your household,” Presley said.

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