- Posted October 20, 2009 by
Vero Beach, Florida
Vero Beach Humane Society receives 76 dogs from local breeder
The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB&IRC) is giving shelter and care to seventy-five Chihuahuas and one Pug surrendered by an Indian River County breeder Monday morning. The dogs were surrendered to the Humane Society on the condition that the breeder’s name not be released.
“The dogs range in age from four days to seven years and were transported to the shelter by Humane Society staff. Each animal has been photographed, vaccinated, microchipped and has received an initial medical assessment,” HSVB & IRC Director of Outreach Ilka Daniel said. Daniel added that the dogs will be released for adoption at the end of October. “This will give our staff the chance to fully assess their health and personalities.” Since only six of the dogs are currently sterilized, the Humane Society will be spaying and neutering all dogs placed for adoption.
A preliminary estimate for the care and housing of these seventy-six dogs is $30,000. Because the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County is a nonprofit organization, monetary donations will help the shelter provide veterinary care, medication, and food. Contributions of supplies such as blankets, sheets and towels are also welcome. For information about donating or needed supplies, please call the shelter at (772) 388-3331.