Dogs that showed up on FHP doorstep won't be put down

Orange County Animal Services says adopted owner is taking dogs back

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Two dogs were found making themselves at home in the entrance to Florida Highway Patrol headquarters.

ORLANDO, Fla. - The two dogs that showed up on the doorstep of the Florida Highway Patrol headquarters in Orlando have been returned to the owner they were adopted by back in June.

A FHP employee adopted the dogs, named George and Gracie, but said the animals kept running away and told Orange County Animal Services she didn't want them back a second time.

Orange County Animal Services then sent out the notice that the dogs would be euthanized last week in hopes that they would find another home at a rescue group, according to spokeswoman Diane Summers.

Animal Services told Local 6 that George and Gracie are aggressive toward other dogs so they cannot be placed in another home.

Since the release was sent out last week, the FHP employee called OCAS and said she wanted them back after all, Summer said, so the dogs have been returned to her.

The dogs were slated to be euthanized on Tuesday if they were not taken by a rescue group before Monday.

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