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Humane Society seeks homes for furry friends

An Andalusia couple is doing their part to help not only the local community, but also the four-legged community by fostering abandoned pets.

Debra Evans and her husband, Jim, are dedicated Andalusia Area Humane Society volunteers. The couple is now fostering “Si and Willie” and hopes to find new homes for the puppies soon.

“Intervening in these two precious lives has been an incredible experience, and they are now ready for their forever homes,” Debra Evans said. “Initially abandoned, they’ve had each other their whole lives and it would be wonderful if they could stay together – but, together or separate, they are great dogs and will be wonderful pets for someone.”

Si is just one of the dogs available at this weekend’s adoption event.

Si is just one of the dogs available at this weekend’s adoption event.

Evans said the two arrived at the shelter starving and suffering from terrible mange.

“Without intervention, it’s likely they would have perished, but fast forward several months, and they are now healthy, happy, and playful,” she said.

Each is neutered and up-to-date on shots and monthly heartworm and flea treatment.

Adoption fees are $92, and you can meet them Saturday from 10 to 2 at the Andalusia Area Humane Society building at 411 Pearl Street.

To help find new homes for pets like Si and Willie, the society hosts Saturday adoption events at the shelter. One will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“But of course, you don’t have to wait until then if you’d like to adopt either of Si or Willie,” Evans said.

For more information, call 582-2665 and find them on Facebook at Andalusia Area Humane Society.

The group has has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the online leader in responsible pet parenting. Petfinder has been committed to animal welfare and the organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996, and has the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet.

The site and mobile apps connects homeless pets with prospective pet parents. To get started, potential adopters simply enter their search criteria and a list is returned that ranks the pets by proximity to the location entered.