The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

August 15, 2013

Pet adoption event planned at Tractor Supply

Who let the dogs out? Operation Underdog, that’s who!

Operation Underdog is “letting the dogs out” Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company, 1556 E. Main St., Oak Hill.

This adoption event will feature a “superstar round up” of adoptable cats and dogs.

“The more forever homes that we find, the more homeless animals we are able to help,” said Erica Stock, with Operation Underdog.

“Our animal shelters are full and we get e-mails daily from the community asking for help with re-homing their pets. We need to boost our adoptions so that we can help more animals.”

Operation Underdog will also have a wide variety of merchandise for sale that day and all proceeds received will go toward helping homeless animals in southern West Virginia.

Formed to assist the Humane Society of Raleigh County, Operation Underdog is run by a small group of individuals who work with the Humane Society to assist rescue efforts by arranging fostering, vetting and transporting, as well as fundraising to diminish the shelter’s never ending medical expenses.

Operation Underdog has many animals up for adoption, taken in from the community or pulled from various shelters in areas where they were faced with euthanasia.

“If you have been considering adopting a new best friend, stop by and talk to one of us about our available animals. Even if we don’t have one that you are interested in, we will absolutely help you try to find your perfect match.”

Even if you’re not ready for the commitment of adoption, Stock also said fostering is a great way to help out the animals in need.

Dogs are spayed and neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and adoption fees are $75.

For more information, visit www.operationunderdog.org or like them on Facebook.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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