Kentucky Dogs Arrive In Voorhees to Find New Homes Following Shelter Fire

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VOORHEES, N.J. -

A group of dogs have arrived in South Jersey hoping to find new, loving homes following a devastating fire that broke out at a Kentucky humane society. 

After nearly 13 hours of travel, 11 out of 45 dogs displaced due to the fire have found their way to South Jersey.

Following an electrical fire at the Humane Society in Kentucky, the Voorhees Animal Orphanage has become a temporary home for these loving animals.

Jennifer Bailey, marketing director at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, says they have received a variety of different breeds, all ready to find their permanent home.

“There was a Goldendoodle in Kentucky that nobody wanted, so they sent him up to New Jersey and you betcha he’s gonna find a fabulous home," says Bailey. "We got a lot of herding type dogs like a blue healer, a Catahoula Leopard type dog.

"We got a couple of hound dogs in. You see a lot of hound dogs coming in from the south."

But if you're interested, you better hurry, these dogs are already in demand.

“They’ve gone on our website already and it was 'I liked that yellow lab ... What’s his name again? I want him already.' So a lot of real positive responses," says Bailey. "We have people that have stepped up asking to foster ... but we’re pretty much ready. These dogs are ready for adoption, they’re fully vetted, and fixed and ready to go.”

All 11 dogs will be up for adoption this upcoming Saturday.

To learn more, visit vaonj.org.

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