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A New Leash On Life

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis has given six stray dogs a new “leash” on life. They came from an overcrowded shelter in Riverside, California. Two of the dogs, a terrier and a spaniel, were on the euthanasia list because they were too shy.

“Sometimes it takes a little change in scenery for their characters to come out,” said development director Emily James.

Many of the dogs have had a rough past.

“They have overgrown coats. They have scars. They’re not able to tell us what they face, but we can only assume that there weren’t very happy lives down there,” said James.

Heartland gave the new arrivals basic medical care and vaccinations. They’ll be neutered next week at Oregon State University. Then, they’ll be ready for new homes.

The rescued dogs will be on display tomorrow and the public can reserve them.

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