Cries of fear and sadness could be heard from this empty home in Apalachicola, and nearly two months later the same cries ring from the Franklin county Humane Society.
Warren Van Bramer has been trying to get two Labrador Retrievers to warm up to him. "They are great dogs, they are friendly, and they are lovable. They are just really scared."
Both of them belonged to 68-year old Cynthia Green, who the sheriff's office says was killed by her daughter, Sandra Ann Loudermilk-Conkel. The body was found on December 12th, 2012 in the area of State Road 30-A, ten miles west of Apalachicola.
Friends say Green was a nurse at the Correctional Facility and in her spare time, she cared for her children, her cats and dogs. "It was really sad. Everyone loved that woman and that woman really loved these dogs and everyone knew that." Van Bramer says.
Animal Control handed over Ralph and Dennis to the Humane Society after a month of being their care. The dogs, who are 5 & 7, are looking for a family that can fill the void they've never felt before.
"These dogs had been with this woman for their entire lives. They need love, they need to regain their confidence and trust and they need a place to be where people can love them and understand them." Executive Director Karen Martin says.
Although some have shown interest, Martin says none have included keeping them together. "We are looking for a home that will take both of the dogs and that will be patient." Martin says.
To learn more about their story or to adopt the pair, contact the Franklin County Humane Society at (850) 670-8417.