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2 senior beagles have a new loving home after previous owner died, family abandoned them

Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 12:44:34-04

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Two senior beagles, who captured the hearts of many after they were put up for adoption because their owner died and remaining family members abandoned them, now have a cozy and loving place to call home.

Brothers Mississippi, 17, and River, 9, were adopted Saturday after being put up for adoption on March 3.

"I was there when they were adopted and the person who adopted them was just so overjoyed to welcome these two beagles into his life," said Lee Nesler, the executive director of the Lake Humane Society.

Nesler said the man who adopted the two beagles is a Mentor resident. Before they were adopted, the man came by the shelter several times to make sure that adopting the two beagles was a good fit.

Turns out they were, because Mississippi and River left the shelter with their tails wagging.

As a bonded pair, Nesler said it usually takes longer for someone to adopt them, especially if they are senior dogs like Mississippi and River because they will likely require medical attention for any age-related health issues.

And before they were adopted, their future owner received a special surprise: a local foundation donated a sum of money to help their future owner with any future medical expenses.

The Lake Humane Society put out calls to the public looking for anyone willing to bring these two beagles home with them, and they got their wish.

"We have no doubt and trust Mississippi and River are in good hands," Nesler said.

Staff at the Lake Humane Society said these dogs have youthful souls and infinite love to give.

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