Photos: Home for Good Dog Rescue Adoption Event at the Summit Village Green
By Barbara Rybolt
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on May 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM, updated May 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM
SUMMIT — Dozens of dogs needing new homes were available for adoption on Saturday on the Village Green.
Most of the dogs had only been in the state since Thursday, May 16, when they arrived at Morristown Airport.
Home for Good Dog Rescue had coordinated a three-plane fly-in with Pilots N Paws and about 30 rescue dogs arrived at Morristown Airport that day. They went home with their foster families and arrived in Summit in the morning.
The event was open for only a few minutes when the first adoption took place, quickly followed by another.
Normandie Koenig of Madison had been waiting a long time for her dog, Bentley, who was rescued from Crawfordville, Ga. He had been chained to a tree stump with a cable wire and was without shelter at his home. Home for Good Dog Rescue was alerted and an anonymous donor gave $1,000 to speed his recovery. He was given a crate at his new home, received medical treatment and was neutered and, five months after first being discovered, was brought up from Georgia to his new mom, Normandie.
A bake sale helped raise funds for three junior members of Home for Good Dog Rescue to travel to Georgia from June 25 to 30. The three, Katie Chirichella of Berkeley Heights, Lily Husek of Chatham and Samantha Moreland of New Providence, will fly to Atlanta, then drive around Georgia visiting the high kill shelters. Each of the juniors will help to vaccinate, clean, teach to walk on a leash, and feed the dog of their choice. The organization will commit to saving those dogs and will arrange for them to be brought up to New Jersey.
Visit Home for Good Dog Rescue at its website and fill out an application to adopt before the next adoption event.