Freedom ride

Oscar makes his ‘Freedom Ride’ as the 18th of 19 animal adoptions during a Humane Society event at the Calico Arts and Crafts Show Nov. 8.

MOULTRIE — For most people, riding in the back of a patrol car isn't exactly a joy ride, but for a dog at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society, this was a freedom ride.

Oscar seemed to be a favorite at the Nov. 8 adoption event during the Calico Arts and Crafts Show, but no one had adopted him, said Dawn Blanton, a member of the Humane Society Board of Directors.

As time came to leave, a Colquitt County deputy who’d had his eye on Oscar all day stepped forward for him, Blanton said.

“The MCCHS was just as excited for Oscar as he was our 18th adoption for the day!” she said.

The Humane Society started the day with 13 dogs and five kittens available for adoption at the event. Before lunch MCCHS Manager Don Flowers made a trip back to the Humane Society to bring more dogs to the adoption event.

"You know it's been a great day when you have to make a trip back to the Humane Society to get more animals," said Brittany Rye of the MCCHS.

In all, five kittens and 14 dogs were adopted, Blanton said.

“The 19th adoption was on Sunday when a vendor at the show decided to make one of our shelter dogs a part of her family,” she said.

“We had such great turnout and so many lives were saved that we have been invited back to Calico," Blanton said.

 October adoptions hit a new record with almost 50 adoptions. The Calico event followed by just a few weeks an adoption event at Country Meadows where the Humane Society adopted out 10 dogs and two cats.  

“November is looking to be another record breaking month with the 19 adoptions at Calico and many more adoptions that take place daily at the Humane Society,” Blanton said.   

If you are interested in adopting a pet, please stop by the Humane Society or call (229) 985-5463.

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