Recently, an organized dog fighting ring was uncovered in Gadsden County. Heartbreak and outrage spread quickly throughout the panhandle as we learned the extent, severity and overwhelming size of the fighting network. Since the news broke, animal lovers have been looking for ways to help here in the Leon County community.
The Leon County Humane Society (LCHS) will soon obtain ownership of approximately 15 adult dogs and puppies rescued from the case. These dogs have been housed in a temporary shelter for two months while the case unfolded. This has given experienced behavior professionals multiple opportunities to evaluate each dog. None of the dogs have displayed aggression toward dogs or people, only a desperation to be loved. Our goal is to help these dogs adjust to life as beloved family pets.
Dog fighting is a community problem and we need the community’s help. LCHS needs 15 foster homes for dogs, ages 4 months to 6 years. The dogs are scheduled to arrive July 9 and fosters should be prepared to pick them up at that time. The LCHS office will be closed this day as we prep for their arrival.
As people give fostering a try, they become hooked by the unexpected reward that accompanies saving a life. There’s no better time than now to begin. Please click HERE to apply to foster, approved fosters may email [email protected]