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Du Pont dogs find new home, still need help

A dozen dogs have found a new home after their story aired on WALB, but they still need some help.(Source: WALB) A dozen dogs have found a new home after their story aired on WALB, but they still need some help.(Source: WALB)
They were without an owner for nine months and were cared for thanks to good neighbors who stepped up. (Source: WALB) They were without an owner for nine months and were cared for thanks to good neighbors who stepped up. (Source: WALB)
Crews put a up a fence Friday thanks to funding raised by people who have been following this story. (Source: WALB) Crews put a up a fence Friday thanks to funding raised by people who have been following this story. (Source: WALB)
"I actually just broke down crying," said Rose Bonney, describing the moment after she got a phone call after our story first aired last month. (Source: WALB) "I actually just broke down crying," said Rose Bonney, describing the moment after she got a phone call after our story first aired last month. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A dozen dogs have found a new home after their story aired on WALB, but they still need some help.

Neighbors in Du Pont were caring for the dogs after their owner passed away in January.

They were without an owner for nine months and were cared for thanks to good neighbors who stepped up.

The neighbors then reached out on social media and to news stations to try to get attention for the dogs, and a new owner.

And it worked.

A woman who saw the story on the news called to say she would adopt the dogs.

"I actually just broke down crying," said Rose Bonney, describing the moment after she got a phone call after our story first aired last month.

The new owner was married to a military veteran who passed away recently.

When she heard the story she couldn't help but call and offer help.

The woman didn't want her identity released, but she wanted to share her story.

"I spoke with one of the people there at yall's station and I kinda of said I think I've lost my ever loving mind... and I saw the grounds that the dogs were living in and I have land," said the dogs' new owner.

She said she would be willing to take  all twelve dogs.

"You guys gave me the information and I waited a day to call because you know I wasn't sure."

After meeting the new owner, Rose was 100% sure that this could be their forever home.

"I drove out there and we met and we talked and I mean it just seems like the perfect place," said Rose.

The woman lives in Albany on 23 acres of land, plenty of room for the dogs to roam around.

"I just feel like bringing them all together would be easier on them and I don't know I just felt like it was something I needed to do," said the woman.

Crews put a up a fence Friday thanks to funding raised by people who have been following this story.

Rose said she has grown attached to the dogs after caring for them for the past nine months.

She will still get to see them because she has gained a new friend, one she will visit quite often.

"I definitely feel like we're going to be friends and I almost feel like she's family," said Rose.

A happy ending to a story that has touched the hearts of many.

All of them still need to be neutered since they kept having puppies and the cost is quite high. 

The new owners are asking for donations to help cover the cost of the procedure.

To follow the story of these pups, visit the links below:

Spay/neuter for the DuPont Dogs

Saving the DuPont GA dogs

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