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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Most dogs up for adoption can only hope for a good family to come along and give them a home, but one pooch at the Albany Humane society hit the jackpot. After being featured on ABC's "The View," the stray caught the attention of actress Denise Richards who adopted one of Albany's own.

The Albany Humane Society is always at full capacity. That's why it formed a rescue effort to help adopt these animals.

The coordinator contacts volunteer groups and people who are interested, and now it seems to be gaining speed.

The humane society has adopted out nearly 50 dogs since it started its rescue effort last year. Everytime one gets a home, that's one less dog they have to put down.

"We've had so much success," said Humane Society Director, Donna Strickland. "There are people all over the state and the U.S. who are really volunteers who come in a help us save lives."

One group includes Saving Georgia Dogs which took three dogs including "Chocolate Chip." She made it on the View's Mutt Show in February. It's modeled after the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. That's when she fell in love with the pup and named her "Coco". Richards tweets: "Our dog did great on the flight...can't wait for others to meet her."

Pilots for Paws is another group who came down for a Hound Dog named Abe back in January. Now he lives in Massachusetts with his new owner.

"We don't want to euthanize healthy animals just because there's no room for them here," said Strickland. "We stay full to capacity and do the best we can but if we can't adopt it and we don't have room we're going to try to find a way to rescue them."

The Albany Humane Society plans to continue working with volunteer groups to adopt out as many cats and dogs as they can this year. So far, they've found pets homes from California to New York.

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