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SLC Humane Society Over Capacity

SLC Humane Society Over Capacity

SLC Humane Society Over Capacity

They need adopters and foster homes.

The Humane Society of St. Lucie County says they are now over capacity after taking in 22 abused and malnourished dogs rescued by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

David Lynch, with the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, says most of the dogs will likely be able to be nursed to health and eventually adopted out.

The 22 pitbulls were rescued Wednesday by deputies at a rental home on Angle Road in Fort Pierce. 31-year old Shayla Wade and 44-year old Andreo Hunt are each facing 22 counts of aggravated animal cruelty charges. Investigators say the dogs were tied to kennels on the property with large, heavy chains, and given only water and bread to eat.

As the dogs are nursed to health, the Humane Society says they are now faced with a new crisis: crowding. As of Thursday afternoon, there were 170 dogs at the center, which is beyond their capacity.

In order to truly save the lives of the dogs, the Humane Society has to find foster parents and adopters, fast. Starting Saturday, the Humane Society will offer adoptions for dogs 1 years of age and older at a rate of $25. For more information, contact the Humane Society of St. Lucie County at (772) 461-0687.

To donate you can go here.

They also have a wish list where you donate to a specific item.

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