On Friday, officials removed approximately 80 dogs, and a variety of other animals, from neglectful conditions at a Florida boarding/rescue kennel. According to multiple sources, the dogs were discovered at Danny’s Doghouse in Niceville – the dogs were being kept in a dark room which was covered in urine and feces, reports the Associated Press.
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Director Dee Thompson described the conditions to ABC 7 News, “It was very dark back there, even at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, because the runs were all enclosed, the doors were down and there was no windows back there whatsoever.”
Many of the dogs are suffering from maladies, including being malnourished and suffering from tumors and infections. A PAWS volunteer told the news agency, “Their ribs are showing. Their pelvic bones are showing. They’re starving. My heart breaks for the little pups because they don’t deserve it.”
PAWS has taken in the displaced dogs and donations are needed for their care. The animal welfare agency wrote:
If anyone wants to help with the influx of animals we’ve just taken in, here are some things we can use: bird cages, perches, bird and squirrel food, dog bowls, XL-L wire kennels, blankets/towels, any cleaning supplies, soap, alcohol, Qtips, cottonballs, gauze, syringes…. WE DO NOT CURRENTLY NEED ANY MORE DOG FOOD. We’ve received so much, we don’t have room for any more. You can always make a financial donation so we can purchase what we need as we go.
The Facebook page for Danny’s Doghouse has been deleted, and efforts are underway to get the kennel owner to surrender ownership of the animals which were seized.
Donations to the shelter can be made at this link to Facebook.
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