Based on an “overwhelming reception” and success in May, a second group of dogs from North Carolina are heading to Cooperstown next week in search of home, organizers said.
Saving Grace, a nonprofit animal rescue group headquartered near Raleigh, will work with Dana Rice of Dog Wild Resort and Canine Supply for an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the business at 4785 State Highway 28, Cooperstown.
At the May adoption event, 10 dogs found homes.
Brewery Ommegang will host a “meet and greet” with the dogs from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, at its grounds at 656 County Highway 33 in Middlefield, near Cooperstown.
“The fact that people will be able to hang out for a few hours to get to know the dogs better as they unwind from their travel simply increases their chances of finding a family,” Molly Goldston, executive director of Saving Grace, said in a media release. “The outpouring of support in Cooperstown continues to amaze us and we feel so incredibly grateful.”
North Carolina ranks in the top three states for euthanizing dogs and cats each year, organizers said. Shelters in North Carolina are overburdened, with a stray dog having 72 hours to live if unclaimed, they said.
A dog in the Saving Grace program has been evaluated for temperament and suitability as a family pet, the release said, and dogs receive some training and any medical treatment necessary.
To find out more about adoptable dogs or to complete an adoption application, visit https://savinggracenc.org/sg-north/ or visit the Saving Grace North page on Facebook. Volunteers willing to house or help handle dogs may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.