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Animals in need of forever homes in Durant

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DURANT, OK-- Several four-legged animals are looking forever homes this weekend.

The moment you walk into your local dog pound tails start wagging and you may get one or two wet puppy kisses.

"Approximately six or seven black dogs here in the Durant City Pound today. We have a boxer mix, there's a heeler mix, there's a really cute bob-tailed hound mix," Anna Marcy with Durant Animal Rescue Alliance said.

The Durant Animal Rescue Alliance told us they have a hard time adopting out dogs with darker coats than they do lighter coats. So Saturday they kicked off the event "National Black Dog Day".

"Nationally around the clock, around the calendar black dogs are overlooked. That's why there's more black dogs in the pound than there are other colors. Because people will come out and adopt a brown dog, a white dog or a gray dog," Marcy said.

Meet 3-year-old, Tyson the Pit bull, he's loyal and loves playing with children. But before he met his foster mom, Christina Bentley, he was abandoned and in bad shape. With a little love and a home he's Bentley's favorite couch buddy.

"This one lays on the couch with me and watches TV, he plays with all the other dogs, he doesn't get in any fights with any of my other animals," Bentley said.

Rescue groups are asking that future owners take a look at all the animals behind the cages when making an adoption.

The "Furry Friends Food Bank" in Durant is also asking for help. They usually provide dog or cat food to owners who cannot afford it. But this month organizers said donations are desperately needed.

"Last month we fed 280 animals, so we really really need the help. We're getting more and more people in," Kathy Stoica with the food bank said.

If you'd like to donate to the food bank click here and if you'd like to adopt an animal click here for that information.

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