Pierce County, WA – Fourteen huskies and husky mixes were recently captured after running loose near Ashford, Washington, for more than a month. The pack of dogs had been reported to animal control officers by residents who saw them running through their community.
The dogs, ranging in age from five months to five years, are now in the care of the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County, but the intake brings the critically full shelter facility to a staggering 184 dogs.
The shelter said:
There is just one big problem – our kennels are completely full, and the animals keep flooding in.
With this intake, there are now 184 dogs in our care, creating a massive strain on our staff and resources. Our veterinary and animal care teams are also working to care for over 400 animals who were with us prior to this large group of dogs arriving.
At the basic level, every single animal in our shelter needs daily care with nutritious food, cleansing baths, and enrichment. That doesn’t include their essential medical treatment, like exams, diagnostics, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and medications.
Not only does this take up every moment of our day, but the costs associated with this care are enormous.
Despite these challenges, our willingness to help is never in doubt. These 14 dogs need us – for a soft place to land, expert care, and a second chance.
Detailing how the community can help during this difficult time:
You can make a donation to help at this link.