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Family adopts dog that survived animal shelter fire


Corissa and Mitchell Dyer have been dog lovers all their lives. When word started to spread about the fire at the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter, they sprang into action.

By the time they arrived at the shelter, there wasn't much they could do.

"When we got there there really wasn't much for us to do. The firefighters were there. We just tried to console the dogs and reach into their cages."

One dog, named Barbara, stood out from the rest of the bunch.

"I remember walking up to Barbara in her cage and motioning Corissa to come over," says Mitchell Dyer. "She was cold as ice in the cage, we opened the cage and she just kind of crawled in our arms and we went home that night and said we've got to have that dog."

On Wednesday, they came to the Lexington Humane Society to make that happen.

"We definitely made the right decision and I know no one else would regret it if they made the same decision. Its awarding within itself, adopting a dog is rewarding in itself."

There are still six dogs from the Knox-Whitley case that are up for adoption at the Lexington Humane Society.

"They are doing great," says Ashley Holder with the Lexington Humane Society. "Our vet tech staff has looked over them, evaluated them and they are all doing really well."


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