Animals Involved in a Recent Tampa Puppy-Mill Case

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Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County Selected as One of Three Statewide Shelters to Provide Relief Services to Animals Involved in a Recent Tampa Puppy-Mill Case

Port Charlotte, Fla (November 18, 2019) In September 2019, Pet Resources Center (PRC) was awarded custody of 365 dogs living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions as part of an animal-breeding business in Tampa. Pet Resource Center did a great job with investing in the care of these animals and have already adopted 300 of the animals. With a high volume of intake at the PRC, the Animal Welfare League has offered to assist with the harder to place animals. The animals will arrive today, November 18, and include small dogs, such as pure-bred Poodles and Chinese Crested. Many of the more than 50 animals being received have medical needs such as dental, orthopedic conditions, a broken jaw and hip replacement. The majority of the animals are over 7 years of age.

On Tuesday, November 19, those interested in adopting one of these animals must arrive between and 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. to be eligible to enter a lottery for one of the available animals. This lottery drawing will be held due to the high demand for these breeds. Please note our current “Change Their Fortune” event will not apply to adoption fees and our adoptions fees will remain the same for these animals.

The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County hopes that the community will reach out and help with our need of $10,000 in medical costs. More information can be found on our Facebook page.

About Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County

Founded in 1963, AWL is a non-profit organization that provides temporary home, medical services, and caring attention for countless dogs, cats, and other animals. The shelter exists solely due to the generous contributions of citizens, businesses, and the community. It is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) dedicated to the alleviation of pain and suffering of animals. Our animal shelter provides safe refuge, nourishment, and love to hundreds of homeless animals each month.

About Pet Resource Center
The Pet Resource Center is the only “open-admissions” facility in Hillsborough County. They accept domestic animals regardless of breed, size or medical conditions. They offer pet adoptions, fostering programs, spay and neuter voucher program for income-qualifying residents as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. To learn more, visit their website at