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A dozen dogs escape death, now needing forever homes

Santana along with a couple of her friends Santana along with a couple of her friends
WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Santana is one of twelve animals the Wood County Humane Society has rescued from a Kentucky high kill shelter. She along with all of her furry friends needs a loving home.

The Kentucky Dozen, eight puppies and four dogs, narrowly escaped the needle. It took two organizations and days of planning to get them to safety in Ohio.

One glance at the playful pups wagging their tails and you would never guess they came so close to being killed.

"Puppies do get euthanized, kittens too. I have heard of places that euthanize daily," said Erin McKibben, Shelter Manager at the Wood County Humane Society.

Their fate changed with an email.

"It originally started out, ‘Can you please take these four dogs? They are at an extreme risk of being euthanized,'" said McKibben.

That number quickly grew. A cry for help from the Way Home Rescue Alliance, a Kentucky-based rescue group, caught the attention of employees here.

Now the Kentucky Dozen are safe.

"It's all worth it in the end. We're here to rescue animals near and far," said McKibben.

Every kennel is full and the animal's little eyes are pleading with you to take them home.

"They're just really fun loving, easygoing," said McKibben.

Donations are also needed to make one of the dogs, Maltby, feel better. She has heartworm.

Applications for many of dogs have been pouring in. If you want to keep their tails wagging for good, learn how you can adopt by clicking here.

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