KILLEEN (July 8, 2014) Texas Humane Heroes, a nonprofit, no-kill animal adoption organization, will begin looking for homes Wednesday for some of the 44 dogs rescued from a dog breeder in Bell County who decided to close her business.
Some of the dogs will be available for adoption starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the organization’s Killeen Adoption Center at 5501 Clear Creek Rd., and others will be available starting Friday at the organization’s Leander Adoption Center at 10930 East Crystal Falls Pkwy.
“Many of the dogs have come to TXHH in poor physical condition, needing dental care, vaccinations, and grooming. Dogs were seen with skin sores, missing and rotting teeth, and in great need of individual attention and affection,” said Eran Fehily, the organization’s director of development.
“Several of the adult female dogs are pregnant and will be placed into foster care immediately to care for the mothers and the eventual birth of the puppies, who will be ready for adoption at 8 weeks of age. Our hopes are that each of these dogs will find a loving forever family to spend their life with,” she said.
The dogs that the organization accepted from the breeder include Chihuahuas, poodles, Shih Tzus, cocker spaniels, and schnauzers.
The cost of spaying or neutering, microchipping, vaccinating and caring for each dog is about $200 and the organization was encouraging donations to its Emory Bellard Memorial Fund.