30 Dogs Rescued

On July 22, the Austin Humane Society rescued 30 dogs from a rural property in Central Texas. Because these dogs were not spayed or neutered, they had given birth to dozens of puppies and the overwhelmed individuals attempting to provide care for them reached out for help.  When our team arrived, they found the dogs living semi-contained outdoors in makeshift pens with chicken wire.  We were told that a number of dogs and pups had met a terrible fate when they escaped the pens and were attacked by other dogs or hit by a car on a nearby road. While the dogs did have some basic necessities, it wasn’t much to speak of.  Their drinking water was stagnant and green, they had little protection from the summer heat, very minimal human interaction, and ultimately, an unsafe environment. And because they were not spayed and neutered, they were continuing to breed.  It was clear the dogs had never seen a veterinarian or received any medical care. Our team brought 30 dogs, a mix of puppies and adults, back to the safety of the AHS shelter, where staff immediately began medical examinations and treatments for a variety of health concerns.

To provide the care these dogs and young pups need, we estimate the cost will be at least $5,000.

Please give today to support these 30 dogs and other animals in need just like them.  For many animals, AHS is their only hope.

Pictures of the rescue are on our Facebook page.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our partners that have covered the rescue: the Austin American Statesman, Fox, KEYE, KLBJ AM, KVUE, KXAN, and YNN.

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Got questions? Contact us at development@austinhumanesociety.org or 512.685.0150.