Alaqua Animal Refuge Takes in 32 Dogs from Hoarding Case

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  1. Teresa

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    Alaqua Animal Refuge Takes in 32 Dogs from Hoarding Case


    Freeport, FL (May 10, 2019) — Washington County (FL) Animal Control officers responded to an urgent case yesterday after a dog was taken to their office from a rural part of the county and was “nearly dead.”

    When officers arrived on the property, they found dogs in various stages of neglect and several of them were in critical condition. Alaqua Animal Refuge was called to assist and the dogs are now safe at the Refuge.

    “Photos of the property show classic signs of hoarding and neglect, with intact dogs breeding freely. The puppies who arrived at the Refuge were critical. One of them has already passed away and another one is showing signs of neurological issues,” said Laurie Hood, Alaqua Founder. "In addition, one of the dogs has already had to have a blood transfusion and is too weak to stand. It is absolutely heartbreaking."

    The outcome for this group of animals is yet to be determined and they all will require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Alaqua, which is always at full capacity, is still caring for some of the dogs from Okaloosa County's recent case involving Danny's Doghouse, but has set up emergency kennels to assist Washington County.

    "It is so important to step up and assist whenever we can. It is part of why I started the Refuge. These dogs deserve to have the chance for a better life and our team is amazing to give them that. If there's a chance for them to heal, Alaqua can make that happen," said Hood.

    The daily work at Alaqua, including horrific hoarding situations such as this, could not be done without the support of our community. Please consider making a donation to help us care for these animals and their sweet little souls. To help save these animals, please donate by clicking here: Alaqua Animal Refuge Takes in 32 Dogs from Hoarding Case

    Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. A member of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers a full-service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua is currently in the midst of a relocation and expansion capital campaign to build a one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 donated acres. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue all of the important work that is done now, as well as be an educational and training center to empower others to help animals and recreate the model worldwide. To learn more, visit www.Alaqua.org
     
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    Alaqua needs our help... and now is a good time to donate

    Yesterday, Alaqua Animal Refuge took in 32 dogs from a hoarding case in Washington County. Animal Control officers responded to the situation after a dog was taken to their office from a rural part of the county and was “nearly dead.”

    When officers arrived on the property, they found dogs in various stages of neglect and several of them were in critical condition. We were called to assist and the dogs are now at the Refuge.

    Photos of the property show classic signs of hoarding and neglect, with intact dogs breeding freely. The puppies who arrived at the Refuge were critical. One of them has already passed away and another one is showing signs of neurological issues. In addition, one of the dogs has already had to have a blood transfusion and is too weak to stand.

    The outcome for this group of animals is yet to be determined and they all will require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Alaqua, which is always at full capacity, is still caring for some of the dogs from Okaloosa County’s recent case involving Danny’s Doghouse, but has set up emergency kennels to assist Washington County.

    If there is a chance for these dogs to heal, Alaqua can make it happen. Our daily work, including horrific hoarding situations such as this, could not be done without the support of our community. Please consider making a donation to help us care for these animals and help us save their lives.

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