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HSUS Severe Neglect Case Transport

Humane Society Naples, along with other shelters around Florida, took in 9 of approximately 140 dogs from a severe neglect case in Dixie County, Florida.

On Feb. 25, the Humane Society of the United States assisted the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office in the rescue of approximately 140 dogs from an alleged severe neglect situation in Dixie County. Local authorities served a search and seizure warrant on an approximately five-acre residential property at 8 a.m. on Feb. 25. The property consisted of multiple structures including a dilapidated mobile home and several campers. It rained persistently throughout the day as responders conducted initial field exams and removed the animals from the property.

The dogs were transported to a temporary animal shelter for immediate medical attention and TLC. Read more about the rescue on The Humane Society of the United State’s blog.

On Tuesday, March 10, an HSN staff member and volunteer returned with 9 dogs from this severe neglect case. Upon arrival, our veterinary team performed a second medical examination. Most of the dogs have a medical issue of some sort and the HSN vet team will determine the best course of treatment for them. After being cleared medically, their behavior with other dogs was evaluated to best determine their placement on the adoption floor.

Once cleared for medical and behavior, they will be made available for adoptions.

We are proud to give these dogs a second chance at life.


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