GEORGETOWN, Texas — Five corgis seized by Williamson County sheriff’s deputies from a Georgetown home in July have found their forever families.
Deputies seized the corgis and more than 30 other animals from Jeffrey Dollard’s home in Georgetown back in July after getting a call for a complaint of filthy living conditions. Deputies found 14 dead animals at Dollard’s home.
The corgis, along with several other animals, went up for adoption Sunday morning at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. They had been staying there since a judge awarded them to the shelter on Aug. 1.
Shelter staff told KVUE the demand for the corgis was overwhelming.
“The first person showed up yesterday at 7:30 in the morning and slept in our parking lot,” veterinarian health technician Shannon Hayes said.
Since the corgis went into the shelter’s care, the shelter has received more than 400 calls from people inquiring about the availability of the stubby-legged dogs.
“It is very sad that they’re getting all this attention than our dogs are. We have some really great dogs,” Hayes said.
To spread some of that attention to the other dogs at the shelter, staff put up signs saying, “Corgis drool, mixed breeds rule” and “Does that corgi make my butt look big?” hoping people who didn’t get a chance to adopt one of the corgis would give the other dogs a forever home, too.
“In order to be able to help the community and continue to take in the strays and the owner surrenders that we do, we have to find homes for them,” Hayes said.