More and more pets are needing rescued across the area.
Obedience instructor Mary Swingle says it’s a result of the economy, puppy mills, and owners not spaying and neutering their pets.
"We are working day and night to get animals rescued. We travel to get animals rescued. We’ve traveled as far as northern Ohio. We bring them home, spay and neuter them, and make sure they’re vetted and had their shots, " says Swingle.
Then the pets are put up for adoption.
"We have found they can start being a little timid and a little shy, but once they come around to the handler, they become some of the best dogs you’d ever want to own. They appreciate the home a lot more because of the situation they lived in prior to that, " says Swingle.
Swingle says it’s important to promote animal rescue and to be the voice of these animals.