Animal shelters care for rescued dogs
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A dozen malnourished dogs rescued from a Hialeah townhouse are now in the care of local animal shelters.
Friday morning, the staff at the Humane Society of Greater Miami said they are caring for numerous dogs that were found in deplorable conditions. "For the animals that are here, they all have beds and they have toys and they have food and water and they have room to run around, so that they are not stepping in their own feces and over other dead animals," said Laurie Hoffman. "That's not normal, and that's no condition to live in."
The once poorly treated animals are now at shelters throughout Miami. The Humane Society of Greater Miami and North Miami Beach are rehabilitating the rescued dogs so that they can be adopted. "They're all going to need care. They're all going to need some vaccines and they have the wounds on them," said Hoffman. "They all have to be taken care of before they can go up for adoption."
The Humane Society has seven dogs which will be available for adoption in the next five days.
Meanwhile, the animals' former owners, Ileana Arnais and Rubin Arrojo, faced a judge in bond court on 34 counts of animal cruelty. "You are ordered, sir, not to have any animals, any animals of any kind," said the judge.
Their bond was set at $85,000 each.
For more information on adopting these animals visit http://www.petfinder.com/index.html or Better Life Rescue at 305-978-0059 or Sky Lake Animal Hospital 305-931-2113.
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