Sheriff: Majority of rescued Hanover dogs have been adopted

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Remember the dogs that were rescued from horrific conditions in Hanover County in last month? On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office announced that the majority of them are now in loving homes.

More than 200 citizens came out to the Hanover County Animal Shelter on Wednesday, some arriving as early as 4:00 a.m., with hopes of bringing home a new furry friend.

“I am extremely grateful to our community for their willingness to provide these dogs with loving homes,” Colonel David R. Hines said. “The donations received from the community assisted us greatly in the overall care for them. I would also like to thank the media for their coverage of this story. With the support of the community and the media, a total of 68 dogs found families.”

Of the 66 canines that were available for adoption from the case of Commonwealth vs. Stephanie Saunders, 63 were adopted. Five other dogs not associated with the case also found homes.

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