Dogs rescued from Waco arrive in Austin


by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist JP HARRINGTON

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 7:41 AM

AUSTIN -- Volunteers at the Austin Humane Society are celebrating the arrival of 30 rescued dogs.

A Waco animal rescue group reached out to the AHS after a resident in their area reached out to them. They told the rescue group they had become overwhelmed with 30 dogs, 27 of which are puppies.

“We understand it was a rescuer who took on some animals and ended up needing help, could no longer care for them properly,” said Sarah Streif with the Austin Humane Society. 

It’s believed the dogs are mixed with some sort of Hound and Lab. One of the puppies is a tri-colored Aussie.

Most of them were in good shape overall.

“They'll get full veterinary care, treated for any fleas and ticks and all that good stuff. They'll get food and fresh water, spayed and neutered and ready for adoption,” added Streif.

A spokesperson for the Austin Humane Society told KVUE that the dogs should be ready for adoption in another week or two.

All 30 of the dogs will need to be vaccinated, spayed or neutered and given all their shots. Animal workers say that can only be done with donations.

For more on adopting pets at the Austin Humane Society, visit their website.

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