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New River Valley program gives special dogs second chance

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A program at the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center is giving special dogs another shot at finding a forever home.

It's called the Second Chance Adoption Program.

Rachel Potters, president of Friends of Animal Care and Control, stops by the shelter often and walks through the kennels to find Maxx.

He’s part of the shelter's Second Chance Adoption Program, along with Veria, Sarge and Noodle.

Eileen Mahan is the shelter director and says there is a big need.

“Shortly after we opened, we kind of saw that we had a few dogs that weren't really getting a lot of attention and were having a harder time placing them,” Mahan said.

Like Maxx, they were spending a lot of time inside the shelter walls.

“The thought was, let’s get them in this program. We use social media to advertise these dogs, put out the requirements, get people really interested and hyped up about them to get them adopted,” Potters said.


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