By: CJ Cassidy
Poplar Bluff, MO -- Two teenagers are spending their summer rescuing abandoned animals. Animal control officers with the police department run the Poplar Bluff animal shelter and can use all the help they can get fnding good homes for strays.
The young rescuers say they're up to the task. "I've always been an animal person, and had all kinds of pets my whole life," one of the teens says.
It tells prospective owners how they can adopt a furry friend. "Everybody has a computer and that can be a permanent thing," Devin says.
And along with a lot of licks from grateful pups, Denise and Devin have also had some luck with their new venture. "We got a Jack Russell Terrier adopted out. Somebody called us about it and they saw posting on a message board, and told us their neighbor was going to shoot him if we didn't rescue him. So we went and picked him up, and he had over 250 ticks on him, which we got off, and now he's going to a home this weekend," Devin says.