Friday, April 2, 2010

80 dogs & cats rescued from Waseca hoarder

No Kill Shelter Needs Help with Rescued Pets

March 30, 10:23 PM
Minneapolis Pets Examiner
Mike Fry

One of the rescued dogs when it arrived at Animal Ark.
Photo by Animal Ark

They are dirty, smelly and a little shy, but life for them is taking a turn for the better. Waseca Animal Rescue has saved dozens of animals from a large-scale situation many would typically describe as a “hoarder”. In total, about 20 cats and 60 dogs were on the property. According to local ordinances only 3 pets are allowed.

On Tuesday, March 30 the owner relinquished the animals to Waseca Animal Rescue that has been placing animals with other no kill rescue groups, including Animal Ark.

“We want to make sure that all of the animals are safe and well cared for,” said Marlene Foote, president and Founder of Animal Ark.

The first batch of animals arrived at Animal Ark at about 9:30 PM, met by a team of staff and a veterinarian to assess their condition.

“They are a little skittish,” said Mary Salter of Animal Ark of the first dogs to arrive. “But that will change quickly.”

Their other known issues are likely to change quickly, too.

“A little food, a couple of baths, some friendly play with people… that’s what these dogs really need,” Salter added.

You can help by becoming a foster home for one or more of the rescued pups. Simply fill out a foster application online. If you cannot foster a pet, you can donate to help with the rescue efforts.

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