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Precious the dog got adopted less than 24 hours after story published | Forgotten Friends

A KENS 5 viewer saw her story and rushed to save her and bring her home.


We have great news to start off your day. Precious now has a forever home. A KENS 5 viewer saw her story on our website and Facebook page on Thursday and adopted her late Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after seeing her story.

Thanks to all who shared her story to help get the word out about this great dog. 

Here is Precious, now named Sugar, relaxing in her new home. 

Credit: KENS 5 Staff
Sugar (formerly Precious) in her new home

Her new owner said that she is so sweet he named her Sugar, to fit in with his other dogs also named after spices. He said that Sugar is integrating well into her new home and with her new fur sisters. 

How sweet!


Our "Forgotten Friends" series showcases a dog or cat each week that has spent a lengthy time at an area shelter, just waiting for someone to notice them and bring them home to love.

We'd like to introduce you to a lab mix who is about one and half years old who was found back in December with a heartbreaking, handwritten note attached to her collar. Sadly, she is at risk of being euthanized due to the shelter being full.

The volunteers at Kerr County Animal Control & Shelter have been calling her Precious. The note found on her collar read, "I'm a sweet girl needing a good home PLEASE!"

They say she is super high-energy and would more than likely make a great agility dog.

Precious weighs 36 pounds and is really super sweet.

She is great with other dogs and loves people. She is quick to give out kisses.

Shelter staff think she would do best with a person or family that has the time to devote a lot of attention to her, as well as training and of course, exercise.

We are not sure how she would get along with cats.

Due to overcrowded conditions at the Kerr County Animal Shelter, Precious is at risk of being euthanized soon. The shelter does not have the resources and quite frankly, the room, to keep dogs on a long-term basis.

Do you have room in your heart and your home for Precious and think she'd be a good fit for you? Contact KCAS at (830) 257-3100 or email them at animalcontrol@co.kerr.tx.us.

The shelter is located at 3600 Loop 534 in Kerrville, Texas 78028.

Their hours have changed slightly:

  • Open Monday thru Friday
    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday

They charge $50 for pet adoptions and it can be paid by cash or check. Follow them on their Facebook page.

Remember: When you adopt a shelter pet, you save two lives... the one you bring home with you and the one that now will be saved because the shelter has more room.

If you know of a Forgotten Friend that has been overlooked and is still looking for a "furr-ever" home, contact Andrea at acarden@kens5.com.

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