Dogs Abandoned At Texas Home Available For Adoption

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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June 24, 2011

The Kansas Humane Society has 15 dogs, rescued from abandonment in Texas, available for adoption beginning Saturday, June 25.

These dogs were transferred to the KHS by the national rescue group Animal Rescue Corps after assisting the Houston County Sherriff’s Office earlier this month in the rescue of over 80 dogs and 20 horses from an abandoned 17-acre property about three hours southeast of Dallas.

The animals’ previous owner moved off the property after being evicted a month ago, leaving the animals behind. Watch video of the rescue by the Animal Rescue Corps.

The Kansas Humane Society is looking for homes with families who will be gentle in training and ownership, allowing the dogs to blossom at their individual pace. All of the dogs are in good mental condition; physically, many of the dogs have treatable, medical conditions as a result of their maltreatment.

The majority of the dogs are currently being treated by KHS for skin dermatitis, as they were heavily infested with fleas, and are heartworm positive. All are expected to fully recover from these medical issues but may need additional veterinary attention. “These dogs have been through so much but still adore people,” said Jennifer Campbell, KHS Director of Communications. “A few are a little bit shy but all of the dogs will thrive in homes where people will make the time to truly care for them, giving the dogs plenty of attention, love and companionship.”

The pets, available starting Saturday, June 25, are:
· Mandy, a 7 year old Border Collie mix
· Hank, a 2 year old Blue Heeler mix
· Gladys, a 1 year old Labrador retriever mix
· Mathew, a 5 year old Rottweiler mix
· Sikyna, a 8 year old Shepherd mix
· Sunny, a 8 year old Boston Terrier mix
· Newton, a 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix
· June Bug, a 1 year old Labrador retriever mix
· Mandy, a 3 year old Dachshund
· Louie, a 5 year old Terrier mix
· Duchess, a 8 month old Beagle mix
· Riley, a 2 year old Shepherd Mix
· Phantom, a 1 year old Labrador retriever mix
· Frito, a 8 year old Chihuahua
· Lady, a 2 year old Labrador retriever mix

Anyone interested in adopting these dogs from the Kansas Humane Society are invited to visit the facility at 3313 N. Hillside, call (316) 524-9196 or visit

In addition to KHS, the East Texas Horse Rescue and Sanctuary received all 20 equines and the remaining dogs are being transported to other shelters across the nation including the Foothills Humane Society in Golden, CO and the Humane Society of Utah.

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