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Update: All dogs on Brown County Animal Shelter 'urgent list' adopted

Leif is the longest resident of the shelter. He was found tied to a tree in June. (FOX19) Leif is the longest resident of the shelter. He was found tied to a tree in June. (FOX19)
This is Dude. He's a boxer that loves to give kisses. (FOX19) This is Dude. He's a boxer that loves to give kisses. (FOX19)
Kahli is a female lab mix and is one of the dogs up for adoption (Photos: Facebook/Brown County Animal Shelter) Kahli is a female lab mix and is one of the dogs up for adoption (Photos: Facebook/Brown County Animal Shelter)
GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) -

UPDATE: All the dogs on Brown County Animal Shelter's ‘urgent list' have been adopted, preventing the shelter from having to put down dogs for the first time in three years.

The deadline for adoption was Friday at 10:30 a.m. The shelter announced Thursday night that the appointment for euthanizing had been canceled and thanked FOX19 NOW for help in spreading the word.

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It has been three years since the Brown County Animal Shelter has been forced to put down dogs to make room for more, but if they can't find homes soon, that may be their only choice.

The deadline is Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.

A boxer mix named Dude loves to lick. A basset hound lab mix named Rascal is ball of energy. But by Friday morning, Dude, Rascal and nearly a dozen others may be gone.

"I don't know if I could keep working here if I had to euthanize just for space," said Krista Kriskaden with the Brown County Animal Shelter.

PHOTOS: Adoptable dogs at Brown County Animal Shelter

Every kennel at the shelter is full with no room for more. If they can't find homes by Friday morning, at least 9 dogs will be put down.

At the top of the list is 4-year-old Leif the coonhound. He is the longest resident, arriving to the shelter in June after being rescued from an animal cruelty case.

"He was just tied up to a tree and well under fed."

The shelter says they've worked hard to prevent euthanasia for the last three years but an influx in strays, cruelty cases and owners surrendering their animals has reached a tipping point. Now Dude and his friends may pay the price.

"He's a perfectly good dog. And it's just not fair to him because he didn't do anything wrong. He's just being a dog and being sweet. It's not fair to him that we have to put him down because no one wants him. It's humans. It's us."

You can save Dude and the others by going to the brown county animal shelter. It's located at 100 veterans boulevard in Georgetown or give them a call at the shelter 937-378-3457.

You can view all the endangered dogs here on the Brown County Animal Shelter's Facebook page.

Anyone with questions should call their number, 937-378-3457

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