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Brad Adams Fayette Humane Society Officer



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Brad Adams


Fayette Humane Society Officer


The most anticipated and cutest sporting event of the season is about to get even bigger.


“Puppy Bowl” returns to Animal Planet to celebrate a special anniversary in a championship battle for cuteness and barking rights on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, from 3-5 p.m. and repeating all night with exciting new content every hour. All six airings of Puppy Bowl X will surprise viewers at the end of the game as fans vote in real time for which puppy will take home the coveted title of Most Valuable Puppy.


This year, Ginger, a 6-month-old English Sheepdog adopted through the Fayette Humane Society’s Adoption Program, will be featured on Puppy Bowl.


Ginger was placed into the Humane Society’s Adoption and Foster Care program after her owner wasn’t able to care for her and the rest of her seven siblings, according to Adoption Coordinator Melyssa Wells.


“Ginger was adopted by her new family from Arlington, Virginia last September,” said Wells. “She was a part of the very first litter of puppies that came through our program when I became the new Adoption Coordinator. She is such a cute, cuddly, fuzzy little girl with a great personality. I was extremely excited to know that she was going to a very good family with experience raising Old English Sheepdogs.”


The new family that adopted Ginger lost their beloved pet, Chili, another Old English Sheepdog in late 2012. The family spent most of last year searching Petfinder for their next dog.


“We were hoping to find another Old English Sheepdog. After eight months of looking we started to get discouraged. One day my wife called me frantically to say she thought that perhaps she had found our next dog on Petfinder,” said Miguel Monteverde. “I saw Ginger and immediately called the Fayette Humane Society.”


Since Ginger has joined her new family, she has been a great source of fun and joy.


Monteverde added, “Sometimes she can be a handful. Her favorite activities are to play with her neighbors, Morgan and Oscar, our neighbor’s dogs. She’s full of energy and affection.”


All of the puppies and kittens featured in Puppy Bowl X come from shelters and rescue groups across the United States and even Puerto Rico. Viewers interested in learning more about the organizations that participated in Puppy Bowl X can visit Animalplanet.com for more information.


The Fayette Humane Society has many cats and puppies available for adoption. For more information, contact Adoption Coordinator Melyssa Wells at (740) 463-9110.


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