Local animal shelters are asking for some help after more than 340 dogs were handed over to Hillsborough County.
A Tampa animal breeding business lost a years-long court battle after the county witnessed animal abuse. So happy Hillsborough took action and got this taken care of, these poor dogs. According to WFLA News Channel 8, Animal Control began transferring the dogs from the breeding facility to the Pet Resource Center at 440 N. Falkenburg Road this morning.
The county says the dogs are mostly small breeds like Maltese, Shih Tzus, terriers and schnauzers. All of the new pups are not adoptable just yet. Since the Pet Resource Center is already over capacity, they are asking for people to adopt or foster the dogs they already have at their shelter. There is so many ways to help other than adopting – List of items needed, HERE. You can make a monetary donation, HERE.
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Hillsborough County Pet Resources has been awarded custody of more than 300 dogs, one of the largest animal seizures in the county’s history. The ruling comes after a years-long court fight in which Hillsborough County alleged the dogs were living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions as part of an animal-breeding business in Tampa. Animal Control officers this morning began the process of bringing the dogs to the Pet Resource Center, where they will be assessed and undergo any needed medical treatment. The large influx of dogs will create stresses at the PRC, which was already over capacity. State law requires PRC to hold the dogs for at least a month in case of appeal. The shelter will take in dogs from the public ONLY for emergencies for at least the next few days. To help make room, PRC officials are appealing to the public to ADOPT dogs already at the shelter. All fees are waived for all dogs at the PRC. Shelter managers are welcoming DONATIONS of items from this list to fill anticipated needs: http://a.co/boJARgE (see our Facebook or Twitter account for a clickable link) Monetary donations may be made through the Hillsborough County Pet Resources Foundation Inc. Please designate the donation for the aid of the more than 300 dogs.