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26 dogs adopted from Jessamine County shelter in one day

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 22:06:05-05

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Jessamine County Animal Care and Control put out a call for help, and people responded in a big way.

Animal Control Officers say overnight Friday they responded to a home where a family was in dire need of assistance. The family ended up handing over 26 dogs.

On their Facebook page, Jessamine County ACC asked for help with supplies, and asked for people to consider adopting one of the dogs. They said in their post that they appeared to be in good health, just in need of some grooming.

Officers say in just one day, all 26 of the dogs have found their forever homes.

"I can tell you I have never seen such a huge response like that before. It's overwhelming, but at the same time its very good to see how a community can come together in such a short time span to find these animals their forever home," said Jessamine County Animal Care and Control Sgt. Timothy Brown.

If you're interested in helping the shelter by adopting, fostering , volunteering or donating: click here.