Sunday, May 1, 2016

In the News: 28 Dachshunds were rescued from FL Filthy House

1 of the dogs adopable from DRSF
A month ago in Palm Beach County, Florida, 28 Dachshunds were

rescued from deplorable conditions in a home owned by a 65 year old woman that ran a "puppy mill" in her filthy rat-infested, feces- filled home. She was arrested. All of the dogs went to the local humane society, and 7 of them (some of the more sickly)  were taken in from the Dachshund Rescue of Southern Florida who is doing a fundraiser to help cover their vet costs. 
 You'll find many of them at DRSF who now has 96 DACHSHUNDS WHO NEED A HOME!!!
  If you can't adopt one, please DONATE to help them cover the costs

Story:  Beverly Louise Shott: Woman arrested on 28 counts of animal cruelty
2:59 PM, Mar 21, 2016

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - A 65-year-old St. Lucie County woman was arrested Monday  and charged with 28 counts of animal cruelty, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara.
Detectives were notified of Beverly Louise Shott's home in the 3500 block of Seminole Road and informed that several dogs were living in filthy conditions.
1 of the dogs adopable from DRSF
"The conditions in which Shott was living and raising these animals was deplorable," said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. "Animal feces was caked into the rugs, rats were roaming the house and 28 mature dogs and puppies were running free in the home. After examination by a veterinarian, it was determined that all of the dogs were infested with fleas and worms."
Shott was breeding the dogs at her home and then selling them through a business she owned, Sheriff Mascara said. The business is Discount Tackle off of Old Dixie Highway in Fort Pierce.
Employees at a neighboring business say she occasionally had a couple dachshunds with her at the store. They never suspected so many were living at home. However, employees say they knew she was selling the dogs. They say she had signs posted along US 1 advertising the dog sales. They have since been removed.
According to the Sheriff, the dogs were seized by Animal Care & Control and turned over to the St. Lucie County Humane Society pending the outcome of the case and civil seizure process.
Shott was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on $28,000 bond. She posted bail Monday evening.
The St. Lucie County Humane Society says it will be at least 30 days until they will know if the dogs will be adopted out.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next