Dogs found in most deplorable conditions are in dire need of foster parents so that they do not have to be euthanized. Foster dogs receive all medical care, supplies and food from animal shelters and do not cost anything. All they need is a family and love until they can find their forever home. The nearly 200 dogs in dire need of foster homes were found in an abandoned building in San Bernardino, reports NBC San Diego on Feb. 16. NBC provides a video about the rescue and the dogs.
According to Brian Cronin, chief of San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control, 191 dogs were found last week after authorities were tipped off to the apparent hoarding situation. The owner of the dogs has not been found. The dogs were housed in an abandoned building. Many of the dogs were pregnant. “There was no water, no utilities in the building.”
“Some of the dogs are pure-breeds, including several English bulldogs, a few Weimaraners and at least one poodle, suggesting this may have been a puppy mill, however that could not be confirmed by officials.”
The dogs were taken to San Bernardino’s Devore Animal Shelter where they received immediate care. However, as one person writes on the shelter’s Facebook page, it is known to euthanize animals.
“This shelter is a high kill shelter with horrible management and no regard for life. Please DO NOT surrender your animals there, they will nit be “adopted”…most likely killed. Put some effort into rehoming. If your adopting…by all means…PLEASE save an animal from this hell hole!!!!!”
Some of the dogs have been rescued and brought to San Diego. They are staying at San Diego’s Second Chance Dog Rescue. Second Chance will pay for anything the dogs need, but they need foster parents where the dogs can stay until they are ready for adoption.
“Being a foster with Second Chance Dog Rescue is a rewarding experience as you are helping us save another dog’s life! We can only rescue as many dogs we have foster homes for so we are always looking for new fosters. We provide you with all of the supplies and needed vet care—you provide the dog with love, companionship, and guidance.”
Pictures of the heart-breaking animals are available on The Sun’s website.
Please contact the Devore Animal Shelter’s website or San Diego’s Second Chance Dog Rescue website to become a foster to one of the dogs. Next weekend, Second Chance Dog Rescue is hoping to provide a home to two dozen of those nearly 200 dogs, but before that can happen, more foster families are needed. Second Chance Dog Rescue describes in detail what being a foster parent to a dog is like. It is temporary and not a longtime commitment – but it saves one dog from being euthanized.