Here’s a real black-and-white case:
Forty-eight mixed-breed terriers — almost all black and white — were at the Humane Society of North Texas on Tuesday after their owner surrendered them over the weekend.
“The dogs were for the most part in good condition,” Humane Society spokesman Philip Gonzalez said Tuesday in an email.
Parker County sheriff’s deputies responded to complaints of dogs barking at a residence just east of Weatherford on Friday morning. A neighbor also reported a large number of dogs at the mobile home.
When they arrived, deputies found 48 black-and-white dogs weighing 20-25 pounds each at the scene.
“The owner had started with four dogs,” Ashley Woolnough said Tuesday in a telephone interview. Woolnough is the manager of the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter. “The owner surrendered them, saying it was becoming difficult to take care of them.”
Woolnough said that the owner had done a “pretty good job” taking care of the dogs, and only a few were thin.
Two pets — not dogs — were left at the residence, Deputy Danie Huffman said. The case remained under investigation, she said.
Humane Society of North Texas officials agreed to take the dogs.
The Weatherford shelter staff “ was so amazing,” Kim Meek, a Humane Society investigator, said in an email. “They loaded the dogs and brought them to us along with vaccines to give them. They unloaded, documented, vaccinated and dewormed the whole bunch.”
The dogs will be cared for at the Humane Society and will soon be put up for adoption, Gonzalez said.
How you can help
To make a donation to help care for the dogs, call 817-332-4768 or go to the website www.hsnt.org.
Source: Humane Society of North Texas