Quarantined Dogs will know their fate Sunday


POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:24pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 9:32am

As of Thursday, three days remained until the dogs, the 26 who attacked their elderly owner and are under quarantine at the Brownsville Animal Shelter, will know their fate. While some are still very skittish, even visibly shaking, others still show signs of aggression...

“We have to grab them with a catch pole when we have to move them in between cages. They’re still trying to bite the pole. They're still very aggressive, very unsociable," said Brownsville Animal Shelter Supervisor, Robert Duppong.

Animal shelter officials add a pretty detailed observation has been done while the dogs have been locked up.

"We have a medical evaluation that we are waiting to hear on that, then we’ll sit down and after the ten days are up and talk with the director and vet to see what exactly is the best course of action for them. It’s still too early to tell if they'll be adoptable, sent to rescue groups or put to sleep," said Duppong.

Duppong said the dogs are all related which could mean some of them suffer from psychological problems, birth defects and low immune systems. The owner, who surrendered her dogs to the shelter earlier this week, told officials she started with two dogs seven years ago and they bread in to over two dozen dogs; the most recent, a litter of six puppies.

Of all the quarantined dogs, it's those Chihuahua mix pups that will likely be the most adoptable officials said.

News Center 23 will of course keep you updated on what happens with these dogs when officials decide on Sunday.

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