The Jacksonville Humane Society transferred 12 dogs rescued from a hoarding case from the city of Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services on Friday. Veterinarians say the animals need grooming and medical attention.
The JHS shelter medical director examined the six Maltese, two poodles, two Yorkshire terriers and two Chihuahuas upon intake, discovering eight are heartworm positive, none are spayed or neutered and all need major dental care.
"It will take at least two weeks and thousands of dollars of treatment before these dogs are ready for adoption," said Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst, JHS shelter medical director. "We hope we can find foster families to gives these poor little dogs love and attention while we provide them with the veterinary treatment they desperately need."
ACPS officers investigated the hoarding case, discovering 19 dogs in need of rescue. The owner surrendered the animals to ACPS. Other rescue organizations are assisting in the placement of seven of the dogs.
To donate towards the care of these dogs or become a foster family, call 904.725.8766 or visit www.jaxhumane.org/donate.