SPCA of Brevard Rescues 53 Puppies, 7 Dog Mothers, One Cat From Polk County Kill Shelter
By SPCA of Brevard // August 11, 2017
SPCA of Brevard: Puppies Will Be Up For Adoption in a few weeks
ABOVE VIDEO: Angie Friers of the SPCA of Brevard.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, SPCA of Brevard received a message from Polk County Animal Services saying they had seven nursing mom dogs with a total of 53 puppies that were in urgent need of rescue.
The puppies range in age from one to eight-weeks-old.
SPCA of Brevard were completely full at their shelter, but knew that they had to help. They say their team had never attempted to rescue 60 dogs at once before, so their team met to form a plan and put an all-call out for foster homes to accommodate such a huge feat.
Around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, a fleet of seven vehicles rolled out of the SPCA parking lot and drove over 175 miles, round-trip, in order to save these tiny chunks and their mamas.
When SPCA of Brevard arrived at the Polk County shelter, their staff explained that five of the mothers and puppies had been confiscated with over 20 other dogs from a property where they were chained up outside 24/7.
Over the next hour, they worked side-by-side with their staff getting each mom and puppy out of their shelter and into their vehicles. While they were there, a very sweet kitty caught their eye, so they snagged her and she tagged along for the ride, too!
Upon return Wednesday afternoon, all moms have received vaccinations and prevention and puppies have received age-appropriate care, along with vaccines.
Some of puppy litters are pretty sick, but they hope that they will be ok with proper care and some love. The staff at SPCA of Brevard started sending moms with litters to foster homes to allow them to grow and receive TLC.
It will be several weeks before any puppies start becoming available for adoption, but they will keep everyone updated on their Facebook page.
“Our phones have been ringing off the hook today in regards to ADOPTING the pups from the epic rescue we had yesterday,” said a spokesperson with the SPCA of Brevard.
“Many of these pups are very young and even sick, so WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS on any of the puppies from our Polk County excursion. Right now, we have to focus on getting them better and back on their feet.”
“Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page in the upcoming weeks. We will be updating our page with dates regarding their availability.”
The epic rescue mission wouldn’t have been possible without a ton of amazing staff, volunteers, and fosters who are strong and dedicated rescuers. SPCA of Brevard wants to thank each and every one of them!