TAMPA, Fla. – Officials have waived adoption fees and are working with nearby animal shelters and rescue groups to accommodate 350 dogs seized from a dog breeding business.
Hillsborough County officials said conditions were so dangerous at Trish's All Breed Grooming that they obtained a court order this week and evacuated about 350 dogs into the county's pet shelters.
The county waived adoption fees for dogs already in their shelters. It will be at least 30 days before the seized dogs can be adopted.
Scott Trebatoski, the director of the county's Pet Resource Center, told the Tampa Bay Times that county workers found as many as 30 dogs in cages meant for just one or two pets.
One puppy was found dead and others are in critical condition.
Caring For Over 300 Pets
With over 340 dogs coming from yesterday's seizure, we are waiving all adoption fees for all of the dogs currently in our care. The dogs brought in yesterday are currently not available for adoption and will be held for at least 30 days. Because of the staffing and resources needed to continue to care for these pets, our public intake will be closed. Emergency cases will still be handled by our Animal Control officers. We also encourage those who have considered fostering in the past to join our 60-Day Foster program. If you are able to donate, our Amazon wish list can be found, here: amzn.to/2l3zUkg. Our shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and our pets can be viewed online, here: bit.ly/2mBQcBp. Thank you, Hillsborough pet lovers.Posted by Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2019