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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:11 pm

YUCCA VALLEY — Ten dogs eagerly awaited adoption outside Tractor Supply Co. Saturday and eight left with new homes and the start of a new life.

Pet Place International held the adoption event for animals they collected after Hurricane Harvey.

Pet Place International sent volunteers to Texas to help alleviate the stress of re-homing for shelters that were beyond capacity. Once these animals came in contact Pet Place International volunteers, they completed a 29-hour road trip to their new home, the Morongo Basin.

The animals were treated for health concerns such as kennel cough and giardia and then spayed or neutered.

The group’s volunteers set up kennels outside the Yucca Valley store Saturday for 10 friendly canines looking to find new owners in the Hi-Desert. Two of the dogs came from Indiana and the rest from the Hurricane Harvey rescue. Eight of the dogs were adopted out and Pet Place International is looking to have another adoption event in the future.

“It was just a happy day,” Pet Place founder Joan Grandizio said.

“We were so thrilled to get homes for so many dogs.”

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