Looking to add a little puppy love to your family? You may be considering adopting your newest family member from one of the many animal shelters in Florida. Unfortunately, not everything is sunshine and rainbows in The Sunshine State; some rescues have had it hard. If you're someone with a little extra patience and love in your heart, you could bring a fur baby rescued from an unsanitary hoarding situation about a week ago into your furever home.
A post made to the Humane Society of Broward County's Instagram earlier this week shows just 5 of the 60 dogs that were pulled from the hoarding home. Their eyes appear sad and empty, as if they've never known what love is — most thin and in need of gaining weight. None of the dogs ranging in age from 1 to 6 years old have ever so much as been potty trained or walked on a leash.
"They are safe now, but they are so scared and really need to find loving homes. Please understand, these sweet souls have not been around strangers and have never walked on a leash. The ideal owner for them will be loving and very patient," the Instagram post reads, in part. "If you have the time to devote to a dog who wants to know what it is like to be loved, please consider adopting me or one of my friends."
A follow-up post made by the shelter the next day showed more of the puppies looking for homes, including video footage and additional photographs; they can be seen looking wide-eyed and alert, some shaking and clearly terrified of their current situation.
Considering giving one of these poor babies a loving home and a warm place on your lap? The first step is to complete a pre-adoption application at www.humanebroward.com; once you've done that, stop by the shelter located at 2070 Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale.
While the pups are currently in a kennel that is closed to general visitors, if you notify staff that you'd like to see one, they will be happy to assist you. Adoption kennels open at 11 am daily. Those with any other questions are encouraged to contact the Humane Society of Broward County by calling 954-989-3977, using extension 6.
Not able to adopt? The Humane Society asks that you consider donating to the shelter so they can continue to help animals in need. Those looking to donate can do so through the shelter's LinkTree here.
Article by Rachael Volpe