Updated with photos: P.A.W.S. says all the puppies, some adult dogs have been adopted; others still need homes.

Updated with photos: P.A.W.S. says all the puppies, some adult dogs have been adopted; others still need homes.


THURSDAY UPDATE

All of the puppies and some adults have rescue commitment! We still are in dire need of adopters for the rest of these babies.

WEDNESDAY NOTE FROM PAWS:

We are closed again today. P.A.W.S staff is still processing paperwork for the 54 dogs that came in yesterday. We apologize for any inconvenience. The animals should be uploaded tonight to Adoptapet.com.


Media release: Public Animal Welfare Services has accepted 40 medium-sized, mixed-breed dogs from a Wax Road address. These animals are a part of an apparent animal hoarding case.

“All animals appear to be in good health and have been fed well,” says P.A.W.S. director Jeffery Mitchell. “We are working with the owner closely through this and she agreed that things have gotten out of hand. All animals appear to be of mixed breeds and are apparently the result of overbreeding. This started as only a few animals and quickly became more because of none of these animals being altered.”

P.A.W.S. is working closely with local rescues to network these animals and find rescue placement or homes for them.

All 40 dogs will be examined and given vaccinations, deworming and flea treatment from shelter staff before being placed up for adoption.

Contact the facility if you are interested in adopting one of these animals or donating to their care. P.A.W.S. is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. The center is at 99 North Ave.

Public Animal Welfare Services is the animal sheltering facility in Floyd County. It also manages animal control functions as well as provide food pantry services and humane education to the community.

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