Just like everybody has a story, each dog does, too. Take for instance, Penny the dog. Penny didn’t exactly want to come to the Heartland. When rescue workers found her, she was right beside her owner, who had passed away! Penny didn’t want to leave her owner’s side, but with a little coaxing, she’s now in southeast Missouri and needs a good home.
Though, these furry faces are hard to resist, but the Humane society doesn’t want you to take one home, just because it’s a hurricane victim.
“We have labs, heelers, boxers– you name it! We have almost anything a person wants!” says Cheryle Dillon with the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.
Before the 19 dogs from New Orleans got here, the shelter already had more than 30 other dogs.
“We are full. We want people to come in, look at ‘em, love ‘em and take ‘em home!” said Cheryle.
“Katrina dogs” have lost everything, so each of them need to go to an extra-loving home. They might need more nurturing, especially after losing their owners and Louisiana homes.