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Nearly all recovered dogs being placed with humane societies
The Flower Mound Animal Adoption Center has placed 41 of the 51 dogs recovered from a roadside about a week ago into area human societies.
Maltese mix-breed dogs were abandoned near the intersection of U.S. Highway 377 and Stonecrest Road in west Flower Mound on Oct. 2.
The remaining 10 dogs have been spayed and neutered and are recovering. Anyone interested in adopting those animals are asked to call the center at 972-874-6390.
The Humane Society of Flower Mound took in a large number of the 51 dogs. Town spokeswoman Molly Fox said the humane society received more than 100 applications and is not accepting any more at this time.
“The Humane Society of Flower Mound has been very instrumental in helping animal services handle the situation and find reputable pet rescue organizations to take in the dogs,” Fox said. “Adding 51 dogs to the facility is quite the change.”
Fox reminds residents that the animal services department has other dogs and cats available for adoption as well. Residents can find information by going to www.facebook.com/flowermoundanimalservices.
Other rescue groups that took in the dogs include Take Me Home Pet Rescue, Homeward Bound Animal Rescue, Denton Humane Society and Collin County Humane Society.
In addition, Blissful Bark Dog Wash, K9 Grooming Salon, The Nosey Dog, and Pet Love donated their grooming services for the dogs. Animal Medical Center of Highland Village provided low-cost veterinary services.
Fox said the dogs that remain in the town’s possession will receive free spay and neuter services along with a rabies shot through the humane society and Dr. O.J. Shaffer of the Flower Mound Veterinary Hospital.
Police are investigating the incident, which occurred the same week that 41 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels found on a roadside near Sanger. Police and animal rescue groups believe these incidents may be a result of a breeder dumping the animals because of a new state law that requires operators with 11 or more breeding female dogs to be licensed and inspected.
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