Second Chance Rescuers Find Homes for Pets


By Catalina Trivino

The Butler County Humane Society is trying to reduce the amount of abandoned or abused animals by fostering them in their own backyards.

They're calling it a "Second Chance Rescue."

And that's exactly what they're trying to do -- find a home for cats and dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized.

Kandys Killough wakes up by 5 a.m. everyday. She lets the dogs out to play, cleans the kennels, and then it's feeding time. She fosters up to 70 animals at a time.

Her husband, Rock, says she hasn't had a day off in 25 years, but that doesn't matter -- because this is her passion.

"God has presented her a place and a way to indulge in her passion. And her passion is to help and save animals-- some of the most innocent of God's creatures, but particularly people's pets."

Killough says there are times when it gets exhausting. But they're all pets looking for another chance at a home...

"Oh gosh, sometimes I'm out there until about 10 o'clock at night because there's always something to do!"

She's one of five people in the county to have a Second Chance Rescue shelter at their home. But today was the big day -- and she says it makes all the hard work pay off.

Pilots N Paws Volunteer, Jeff Bennett is a transporter who flies pets across the nation to take them to rescue shelters or homes.

"We're taking 22 dogs from Greenville Alabama down to Tampa, Lakeland, and Naples, Florida. Just getting them out of a kill shelter and getting them down where they have a better chance of being adopted."

Members from the humane society say they travel all across the US, transporting about 30 pets a week.

If you'd like to help, the Butler County Humane Society is asking for any pet supply donations. You can make those donations tomorrow by visiting the Tractor Supply store off the Greenville Bypass between 9 and 6 p.m.


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