GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — On Sunday morning, people who really wanted a new Corgi to add to their family made a beeline to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, even though the shelter didn’t open until 11 a.m. Eight families showed up hoping they would be the ones leaving with one of the five Corgis up for adoption after they were seized from an animal cruelty case.
One woman who was the fifth person in line for a Corgi gave up her spot for another man after finding out his birthday was coming up. He was thrilled to adopt a female Corgi and named her after the woman who granted his birthday wish: Linda.
The Corgis along with 10 other dogs, three cats, 14 chickens, a peacock and three cockatiels were all rescued from a home in the 600 block of Private Road 914 on July 24. Their owner, Jeffery Dollard was at last report in the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Saturday was the last day for the owner to appeal the seizure. Now that the deadline has passed, the animals seized that are healthy are up for adoption. Some of the other animals were sent to rescue groups and medical foster care centers.
For a full list of adoptable animals, head to the Williamson County shelter’s website. Also, if you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, join KXAN and participating animal shelters on Saturday, Aug. 18 for Clear the Shelters.