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Update on Rescue Effort for Dogs Found in Hoarding Situation
The three partner organizations in the rescue operation involving 85 dogs from Heitter Road Stephenson County Animal Control, headed by Stephenson County Veterinarian Dr. William Condie of the Freeport Animal Hospital; Animal Control for the City of Freeport; and Friends Forever Humane Society met earlier today and are issuing the following updates.
An announcement will be made when the animals are available for adoption, which may be a number of weeks from now. Until then, the public may not visit with or handle any of the animals. A first priority will be to reunite any lost pets with their owners. All of the dogs are being photographed and will be viewable online as soon as possible.
There have been many generous contributions of supplies. THANK YOU! The following are still needed:
- Garbage bags (all sizes) and zip ties
- Paper towels
- Canned dog food (there is enough dry dog food at this time)
- Tarps, 6x8 feet and 10x12 feet
- Kong toys, all sizes
- Peanut butter (to put into the Kong toys)
- Metal dog dishes
- Metal pooper scoopers
- Long-handled scrub brushes
- Hot dogs (to put medications into so the dogs will readily accept them)
- Gift cards to Menards, Farm & Fleet, and Walmart
- Volunteers who have the time to do laundry
- Bath towels
- Dawn dish soap
- Laundry detergent, regular and HE (high efficiency)
- Barn-type fans to help dry kennels quicker
Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made online at www.friendsforeverhs.org or by check or cash. All contributions will support the work of those partnering together on behalf of the animals in this rescue effort.