Woman walked into shelter and asked to adopt 2 dogs there longest

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In Asheville, North Carolina, a woman walked into the Asheville Humane Society last Friday and asked the staff which two dogs had been there the longest and had the most special needs.

“I’m here to take them both home with me,” the woman named Leslie told the shelter representatives.

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Leslie met Sam and Brutus. Sam had been at the shelter for six months; he had been adopted and then returned for his serious medical needs. Brutus, 13, had been surrendered to the shelter by his owners, who asked staff to euthanize him because of his separation anxiety issues.

Staff members said they had promised both dogs someone would come and adopt them; no one was giving up on either pooch.

“As she walked them to the car, Leslie talked softly to these two sweet souls, with their creaky joints and grey muzzles, who have been through so much hardship. She told both Sam and Brutus that they now had a family to love them for the rest of their days. And Leslie assured Brutus especially, who panics when left behind, that he would never spend another moment alone ever again (Leslie, you have a heart of gold!!!) There wasn’t a dry eye in sight as staff, board members and volunteers gathered to say a bittersweet goodbye to two of our favorite furry friends!,” the organization wrote on their Facebook page.

Leslie has a three-story home with a fenced-in yard of two acres.

Asheville Humane Society is critically full right now and  are “waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats over 6 months old through July 31.”

“Sam and Brutus didn’t have an adoption fee today… this is what PRICELESS love looks like! If their story has touched your heart, PLEASE consider adopting or spreading the word to help the homeless animals who desperately need our support!

This compassionate community and all of YOU make happy endings like this possible. Sam and Brutus say thank you for their second chance.”

You can help these wonderful dogs and cats by donating towards their care. 

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