Man's best friends get a better home

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Seventeen dogs and two cats are now on their way to Fort Worth where the Humane Society will find these animals a new home. While the Johnson family has some relief, just like their furry friends, they're not too thrilled about the transition.

"Right now we're hurt cause they are our friends and I wish I had help a long time ago so I wouldn't have this many friends to lose at one time" solemnly says Loyd Johnson.

No matter how big the Johnson's hearts are, love wasn't enough to take care of so many strays, but now, these animals are on the road to a healthier life.

Johnson told KTRE, "They just got their rabies shots and distemper and all the other doggy diseases and stuff and they've made arrangements for all the dogs I'm keeping to be spade and neutered".

According to Sandy Grambort of the Humane Society of North Texas, "We're working together with a another national organization for the help of some of the veternary expenses. All the animals that they're keeping here, which is probably five or ten, maybe 12, will need to be spade and neutered and wormed and given a complete veternary evaluation.

And despite the contreversy, in this case, doing what's right... Is better late than never.

"I just wish I knew about this ages ago, I wouldn't be in this predicament, but no body would help me or turn me in the right direction. All they say was to shoot'em" confessed Johnson.

Today they say goodbye to many of their four-legged friends, cherrishing those that remain.

The Humane Society says in many rural towns some families don't have the resources needed to properly care for their pets; so they're encouraging people to contact their local Humane Society so more cases don't turn out like the Johnsons.