Local family gets dogs back - WNEM TV 5

Local family gets dogs back

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A local family's pets were taken by animal control after losing their home in a fire last month.

The county demanded hundreds of dollars in fees to return the animals, or else they'd put them down.

On Thursday, with the help of some generous TV5 viewers, the family was reunited with their beloved pets.

"If we don't get them out, they'll be put down," Kimberly Campbell said.

That was Campbell telling TV5 about her two huskies Brownie and Whitie. Thanks to her 9-year-old son, who ran into his burning home, the dogs survived a house fire back on April 16. The canines were lodged at animal control and Campbell didn't have the money to get them out.

"I don't think it's right that she should put my dogs down when my 9-year-old son almost lost his life for these dogs," Campbell said.

Loyal TV5 viewers didn't want to see the dogs put down either. Calls came in to the Continuous News Center from people wanting to help. On Thursday those folks came together and paid the fees to get Brownie and Whitie out. It was a joyous reunion for a family that's been through some rough times.

"And all because of News 5 this happened. There's still a lot of good people out there. I believe that," Campbell said.

Those concerned TV5 viewers said helping out Campbell and her son was just the right thing to do.

Meanwhile, Campbell said she'll always be grateful to these kind people who helped her get her pets back.

"Thank you. Thank you, cause I thought I lost my dogs. I've lost my home and I almost lost my 9-year-old son," Campbell said.

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