June 22, 2010
Nineteen dogs and puppies were seized by the state from a southwest Kansas breeder who couldn’t afford to keep them any longer.
The Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton took the Shih Tzus and are looking to find them homes.
Caring Hands is now nearly at capacity and is desperate for people to either adopt the dogs or become foster parents.
People lined up at Caring Hands Tuesday morning to adopt the Shih Tzus. As of this afternoon, 13 of the dogs still need homes.
Caring Hands is located at 1400 S.E. 3rd in Newton, Kansas. For more information call (316) 283-0839 or visit
Caring Hands Humane Society
Monday June 21, 2010
Kansas Animal Health Department recently rescued about 30 Shih Tzus from a breeding operation in South East Kansas. About 20 of these dogs, including several puppies, will be transferred to Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton on Tuesday June 22nd between approximately 11am and 12pm. There they will trade life in a cage for a second chance.
Caring Hands has helped in numerous cases like this, most recently in January of this year when they took in 46 breeder dogs. Almost all of those dogs were saved, although a few puppies died due to medical reasons. The year prior 22 dogs, also Shih Tzus, were re-homed.
Caring Hands Executive Director, Kevin Stubbs, says "We need adopters desperately. If we can't find homes for these dogs very quickly, then other dogs who need that space won't have anywhere to go."
Potential adopters are encouraged to visit in person.