Virginia Beach woman rescues two dogs on euthanasia list from North Carolina shelter

Posted at 10:20 PM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 11:36:19-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach woman is taking action to give two dogs a second chance at life.

Erinn saw that twelve dogs at the Duplin County Animal Services shelter were on a list to be euthanized on Wednesday, which is about four hours away from her home.

"I called and said, 'Have any of them been grabbed by a rescue yet?' 10 of them had been, leaving two."

The two remaining dogs were Bobo and Mable. Bobo is a 3-year-old lab mix and Mable is a less than 12-month-old shepherd mix.

Because Erinn lives in a townhouse, has a dog of her own, and is allergic to dogs that shed, she knew she could not adopt them herself, so she tried to get the word out on her Facebook page.

When that did not work, she got in her car.

"I felt like I had enough tools and resources and I know people in animal rescue, our dog came from the Virginia Beach SPCA," she says. " It became the main focus and my husband was very supportive and said 'I understand go get them,' so we have them, and it's great."

After nearly eight hours in the car in one day, Bobo and Mable are now in Virginia Beach. The Norfolk SPCA agreed to take the dogs in on November 24th, after Erinn made dozens of calls, but they still need willing adopters to get a forever home.

"They are really wonderful dogs."

For more information on adopting Bobo or Mable after November 24th, call the Norfolk SPCA at 757-622-3319.