Rescued Puppies, Now Up for Adoption

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 8:25am

They’re a hyper bunch now. They’re full of energy and so ready to go to a happy home after nearly dying in flood waters last month.

"They’re playful, they're responsive, and they’re eaters and bark and play a lot."

But these lively pups weren't so lively last month, when county employees rescued them from the detrimental conditions they were left in.

"Because of the conditions, there were flood waters, all kinds of contaminants, trash. It wasn't a pretty sight."

The dogs were rescued September 20th after county workers found them locked in kennels, unable to escape the floodwaters.

"Had we not gotten out there, it could've been a very different situation."

Originally, it was reported 17 dogs had been rescued but the county's health department says they only dealt with 13 dogs. Of the 13, one puppy didn't make it, three have been returned to the owner after the Cameron County District Attorney's Office notified the health department they were not filing criminal charges, and the remaining nine are now up for adoption.

"They’re healthy, they're eating, and they’re playful. They’ve become friendlier."

If you're interested in adopting any of these dogs, you can visit the Cameron County Animal Shelter located at: 26957 FM 510 in San Benito. They're open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 until 9:30 a.m. You can also call the shelter at: 956-361-8207.

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