Muddy Paws Farm is a place for
homeless animals, opened by PetConnect, which was started back in 2005 by a
"They got vans went down, and brought dogs up," says Rales.
It was a circumstance that left many animals in need of rescue, and while the circumstances may be different today, the problem is still the same.
"We can save really great dogs there's so many dogs that are euthanized, not because they're mean, because there are so many and there's no room to house them until people can find them and adopt them, "says Randi Martin, an adoption coordinator.
A task force studying the issues found 96,000 animals go into
The study found this cost taxpayers millions annually.
Not only were event organizers looking to get these animals adopted at Sunday's event, but also looking for foster homes to help save rescues.
"Out of high kill shelters, out of death row, out of the gas chamber, and keep them here," says Martin.
Muddy Paws Farms has dogs of all breeds and ages, including puppies.
"They were people's pets and through some hardship people had to give them up," says Rales.
They say some of the benefits of getting a rescue is that they can already be trained and housebroken, which can take months for a puppy.
PetConnect now has shelters from