Eleven lucky dogs recently rescued from a puppy mill by the ASPCA will arrive at our shelter this morning to begin their new lives
TAMPA, FLA (DECEMBER 21, 2015) – This morning, Monday December 21, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay will receive 11 of the 100+ dogs recently rescued by the ASPCA from a puppy mill in Clewiston, FL. One large breed, six small breeds and a nursing mom with three, five-week-old puppies will arrive at the shelter at 10:00am to begin their new lives.
“Our long-standing partnership with the ASPCA allows us to extend our circle of compassion outside of Hillsborough County,” said Humane Society of Tampa Bay Chief Executive Officer Sherry Silk. “Life in a puppy mill is horrific and we are thrilled to play a role in the rehabilitation and eventual adoption of these dogs who have suffered so much.”
On November 16, 2015 the ASPCA rescued more than 100 dogs from an unlicensed breeding facility in Clewiston, Florida, where conditions were overcrowded and filthy. The ASPCA reports that many of the dogs there were suffering from untreated medical conditions. Since the rescue, the ASPCA has provided much-needed medical care for the dogs at a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location, and were recently awarded custody of the animals.
“Now that the ASPCA has custody they can legally turn the dogs over to our care for continued treatment, socialization and adoption,” said Pam Backer, Director of Shelter Operations for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “Our staff has been busy preparing for their arrival and is very excited to help facilitate new, happy lives for these 11 little souls.”
While it is possible that some of the dogs will be ready for adoption by Christmas Eve, it is likely that most will need an extended period of adjustment and care before becoming available. The Society will keep the public posted on their progress.
About Humane Society of Tampa Bay
For more than 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need. Named a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for six years running, and accredited by AAHA, the standard in veterinary excellence, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the highest standards in animal sheltering and veterinary care. Our adoption programs, Animal Health Center services, community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities are essential to the health and well being of animals across Tampa Bay. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is leading the way because every life counts. www.humanesocietytampa.org.