July 27, 2012
They're just weeks old and abandoned at the Wakulla Animal Control Center. Last Friday, ten puppies were left in the center drop box. Ivanhoe Carroll is the center director and says they may be hard to place in permanent homes.
"These are black puppies. And black puppies are particularly hard because they're hard to photograph and because they're so numerous," said Carroll.
To make matters worse, more puppies were dropped off on Tuesday morning.
"There were nineteen puppies. Two separate litters. And guess what? They're black and some had white on them. There was three chocolates as well," said Carroll.
Carroll says they are being inundated with drop offs. Four more were dropped off this Friday. Animal Control is not an adoption center. They have to find rescue centers to take in the abandoned animals.
"We were very fortunate in that CHAT and Cauzican Care reached out to us and we were able to find a place for each and everyone of these puppies to go," said Carroll.
CHAT is located next to Animal Control. The puppies they have have been quarantined and will be ready to go to homes in seven days.
Adoption fees are $150.00 and include the cost of spaying or neutering.
"They seem to be in great shape. They are very playful, they're doing well, they're eating well. They're eating a lot. And we're very hopeful that all of them are going to get good homes," said Jane Warren, Director of Volunteers at CHAT.
Cauzican Care can be contacted at 850-528-7535.
CHAT can be contacted at 850-926-0890.