Waterbury, Conn. (WTNH)–Connecticut residents came through big-time for some dogs who were on the verge of being euthanized.
The deadline for the dogs to be adopted was 2 p.m., because of an outbreak of canine parovirus (parvo) that forced the Waterbury pound to be closed.
The pound will close for several weeks beginning on Sunday.
People lined up to help the dogs, which had been vaccinated and tested negative for parvo. Each of the six dogs was adopted and will start a new life with new families.
“We had ten yesterday, and w’re down to one now,” said pound volunteer Glorianne Langneice before the last dog was adopted. “That’s how wonderful it is. Everybody has just been fantastic.”
The shelter plans to re-open in about two weeks.