Wis. shelter gets generous support for saved dogs
- Associated Press
- December 24, 2013 - 4:30 PM
MERRILL, Wis. — The Lincoln County Humane Society has received an "incredible" show of community support after about 50 dogs were rescued from a cold, filthy home over the weekend, shelter officials said.
The Humane Society has been inundated with donations of goods, including canned dog food and towels, to help care for the 50 or so Chihuahuas, Australian shepherds and small "teddy bear" mixed breeds rescued Saturday, the Daily Herald Media reported (http://wdhne.ws/JnKsS5 ).
The group could still use cleaning supplies and milk replacer to feed puppies that haven't been weaned yet, shelter manager Liz Friedenfels said. She also appealed for cash donations, saying spaying and neutering costs might add up to as much as $10,000.
She said the dogs, mostly puppies, aren't quite ready for adoption yet, but the shelter will put out the word as soon as they are.
The couple who owned the dogs were recently evicted from their house. They asked the Humane Society for help to find homes for the animals.
Lincoln County sheriff's Lt. Tim Fischer said no criminal charges are being pursued against the dogs' owners.
"There's no case," he said. "It was just the turning over of animals and people doing the right thing."
An earlier published report said the house had been condemned, but Lincoln County health director Shelly Hersil told the Daily Herald Media that report was incorrect.
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