Forty-one dogs and puppies were left abandoned in deplorable conditions in the Fort Lauderdale area of South Florida on Tuesday, and rescue organizations and humane advocates are being called for immediate help.
The dogs are currently being cared for at the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. At this time the shelter is extremely over capacity, and local rescues are needed to foster these animals.
A statement from the shelter provides the following information:
"The dogs are mostly Staffordshire and Lab mixes; there are a couple of German Shepherds, several pregnant dogs, and 2 currently nursing mothers. A couple of the dogs are injured from having been attacked by other dogs. Many of these dogs, although not aggressive, are not used to being handled and need special attention. If you can rescue ANY of these dogs, or any other large breed dog in the facility, please contact us as soon as possible!!! Please reply to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org."
Please share this story with friends, family, and coworkers. All of these dogs are in immediate danger.
According to cbslocal.com, the tenant, Ann Centofanti, who lived on NW 7 Terrace, simply walked away and abandoned all of the dogs. Neighbors have complained about the stench coming from the home which showed filth inside of the apartment. Two dirty water bowls were left for the dogs roaming inside and outside of the unit.
Centofanti has earlier animal cruelty convictions.
Donations and volunteers are needed to help.
Thank you for your help. Sadly, these are the innocent victims of hoarding, animal cruelty, and neglect.
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