On May 28, more than 30 dogs were confiscated by Apopka FL police when they busted a state-wide dogfighting ring in that city. The dogs were taken to Orange County Animal Services and have been held there since that day. They have had socialization training if needed and have been thoroughly examined for any health concerns. Two have given birth to puppies, and now they are all ready for rescue!
Two weeks ago OCAS gained custody of the dogs, so they are no longer needed for the court cases. They are occupying almost the entirety of the OCAS isolation building and they need to find placements for them now! Due to the fact that they were part of a criminal case, they are only available to rescue; the rescues will be more able to determine the best families for each dog. If you are a rescue, and are interested in pulling any of these dogs, please do not hesitate. Some of them were not involved in fighting at all, and were just confiscated when their owners ran off, leaving them in their cars. Better off, I'd say. If you have a moment, please view the video seen in this article - it really highlights many of these very friendly animals!
If you have any questions, please contact Diane Summers, Program Manager at 407-254-9141. Only one rescue partner has stopped by and interacted with the dogs, and OCAS would really like to see a happy ending for as many of these dogs as possible. OCAS and the dogs are eager to begin their new lives, leaving with rescue partners and enjoying the freedom a foster home can offer, en route to a furever home.
Orange County Animal Services
Pet Rescue & Adoption Center
2769 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839-2162