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COLUMBIA CITY â Shelter dogs were the guests of honor at the Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival Saturday.
The event was coordinated by Whitley County Humane Society board members and helped to raise funds and awareness for the countyâs animal shelter.
Several of the shelterâs four-legged residents attended the festival donned with an âadopt meâ vest.
The featured canines were greeted by festival-goers who lavished the dogs with affection.
âThey love all this attention,â said Shantel Sleighter, a volunteer at the shelter. âIf we get lucky, maybe someone will see one of these dogs and decide to take him home.â
Amanda Dillon, a volunteer, said the shelter has seen growth in support during the past several years.
âThe festival has always been a great way to introduce the public to some of the dogs,â Dillon said. âYou just canât help but fall in love with them when you look in their eyes. They are so sweet and loving.â
Dillon is tasked with the job of professionally photographing the animals that come into the shelter.
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