A family in Lake Worth, who thought they could breed and sell Labrador retrievers, have surrendered 19 dogs to the TriCounty Animal Rescue in Boca Raton. Authorities believe the family became overwhelmed with the responsibilities and the money needed to care for the dogs reported wpbf.com.
Most of the dogs had been living outdoors with no relief from the South Florida heat. One dog had recently given birth to eight puppies. Two other female Labradors are pregnant and expected to have their puppies in the near future. All of the dogs were infested with fleas and ticks and had been living in deplorable conditions.
The Darbster Foundation, an animal welfare organization in West Palm Beach, rescued the dogs and turned them over to TriCounty Animal Rescue. On Saturday, the first seven of the Labradors were available for adoption.
Click here for the TriCounty Animal Rescue Facebook to get a peek at the puppies and the other dogs available for adoption.
Tri-County Animal Rescue is a no kill, nonprofit animal shelter based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our goal is to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted pets in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties each year. Since 1997, we have saved over 50,000 domestic animals from being euthanized.
If you would like to help this amazing organization and help with the expenses of these Labradors, please click here.
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