Hawkins County Humane Society Assistant Manager Sandy Behnke holds Jenny. Contributed photo.
ROGERSVILLE — A “pound puppy” adopted from the Hawkins County Humane Society last week was so attached to the Corvette that carried her home mechanics had to remove the passenger seat to get her out of the car.
It’s been a rough journey for “Jenny,” who was adopted by a Bristol, Tenn., family on Sept. 3.
She was the last of the 68 animals rescued from deplorable conditions in Mooresburg in April to be adopted.
Thankfully for Jenny, animal lovers Greg and Janice Pearson fell in love with her online.
Janice was browsing a variety of humane society Facebook pages on Aug. 31 while riding with Greg to the UT football season opener.
She often sees a post about an animal that’s up for adoption, which she’ll then re-post for other people to see. The Pearsons already had three cats and six dogs and weren’t looking for another pet.
“Then I saw Jenny’s post, and Hawkins Humane really made a case for her,” Janice told the Times-News on Tuesday. “(The post said...) She’s loveable. She needs a home. She’s been here too long, and she doesn’t deserve this life.”
Janice added, “I showed it to my husband and he said, ‘Tell them we’ll come get her.’”
See Wednesday's print edition for an expanded version of this story.