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|Humane Society Offers Shelter Dog to Obamas
|A local humane society is offering their paws to help out the Obama family.
The Knox County Humane Society's Prairieland Animal Welfare Center says they are offering President-elect Barack Obama one of their shelter dogs. The chosen shelter dog is a 3 year old female fawn colored American Staffordshire terrier. The dog's name is Jessica and has all her shots along with a tracking microchip.
Erin Buckmaster, Humane Society volunteer, tells WGIL the humane society thinks "Jessica" would be a perfect fit for the Obamas.
"She's really sweet. She is a terrier mix," Buckmaster said. "She would be an excellent one-pet-only family dog. She's real sweet. She's red, she's got darling eyes, and she's very loveable."
Buckmaster says they have contacted the Obama Administration with the details but have received no response as of yet. WGIL also contacted Obama's staff and also has had no response.
Buckmaster says the PAWC is a nonprofit shelter and depends on donations to help find loving, caring homes for their pets. The shelter also rehabilitates pets so they can place them in into new homes.
The Humane Society is also celebrating the new year with their tenth annual Candlelight Celebration for pets will be held tonight from 5 to 6:30 at the Shelter on Windish Drive. You can purchase a luminary to honor or in memory of a special pet in their lives. Find out more information on the celebration by CLICKING HERE.
("Jessica" -- the dog the Knox County Humane Society recommends the Obama family adopt. Photo courtesy Knox County Humane Society.)
|12 30 08 by Newsroom
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