Shelter Me: Voorhees Animal Orphanage

VOORHEES, N.J. (WPVI) -- The Voorhees Animal Orphanage takes us to the great and Wonderful World of Oz.

Christine Cocco adopted Baine in April 2016.

"He's fun he's playful he's just hyper," said Cocco.

Baine is a happy boy, a 2-year-old Lab and Pit mix, but before Baine was adopted, he was Ozzie, rescued from a life astray.

"He was hit by a car in Philadelphia. He had a broken foot, and some teeth problems that he needed surgery on," said Cocco.

Ozzie was nursed back to health by the Voorhees Animal Orphanage.

Jennifer Bailey is a volunteer at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage.

"We will go the extra mile and give the animals the care that they need," said Bailey.

They fostered Ozzie back to health and shared his story on Facebook through the Wonderful World of Oz.

And that's how he found his forever home.

"Saw him and immediately. I was like I want that dog," added Cocco.

The success continues at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage with nearly seven hundred adoptions this year.

Bailey said, "We are an open intake no kill animal shelter, and will keep them until they find a home."

Now they are trying to find a home for Chief, who's been at the shelter for more than a year and a half.

"He weighs about 110 pounds, but he's a big lap dog," said Bailey.

Lilly Ann is a 2-year-old Pit mix.

"She's a nice brindle beauty. She is super friendly with humans, but she would be best in home as an only dog," said Bailey.

Chopper is a Lab mix who was saved from a hoarding situation.
"Once he gets to know you, he's really good with you," said Bailey.

And Gypsy is a loyal two and a half year old Chow mix.

"She's the kind of dog that's going to be by your side the whole time in the house," said Bailey.

And there is Princess. She's 10-year-old Jack Russell who was surrendered when her owner moved into a nursing home.

She's been an only pet for a long time, and would like to stay that way. She's got lots of love to share in her golden years.

If you're interested in Princess or any of the pets you've seen today, you can visit the Voorhees Animal Orphanage Website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abc Shelter Me and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

Action News will feature your stories in upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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