In Tampa, Florida, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay rescued ten Havanese dogs from a hoarding situation in Temple Terrace. The dogs were being fed and watered, however they were matted, filthy and smelled of urine and feces.
According to the rescue organization, the dogs had “…caked on feces and a strong smell of urine in their coats.” Hillsborough County Animal Control have not pressed charges against the pet owners who voluntarily surrendered the dogs.
“In over their heads with their dogs. I believe only 1 dog out of the 10 was neutered,” stated Dana Johnson, the Foster Care Coordinator for the rescue.
The dogs appear to be in good health, however two suffered from eye infections or eye ulcers. Groomers in the area have since volunteered to help and are hoping to get the dogs ready for their new homes.
“RESCUE ANIMAL UPDATE: We wanted to thank the Tampa Bay community for all of the volunteers we received to help groom our 10 little Havanese mix pups. Here are their “before” photos taken by AGoldPhoto Pet Photography. As you can see, they are messy but in a few short hours they will be clean, healthy and happy! Stay tuned to see their after photos.”
The dogs are scheduled to be made available for adoption this week.
(Photos by A Gold Photo Pet Photography)
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