Rescued Dogs Arrive in Brooklyn Park
Nearly 50 dogs arrived at Midwest Animal Rescue in Brooklyn Park over the weekend. Advocates rescued the dogs from a hoarding situation in Texas.
Midwest Animal Rescue (MARS) and its army of volunteers came together to help give these animals a new leash on life.
Dogs Need Extra Care
A MARS spokesperson says the dogs were living in filthy conditions for years.
“They were very shy at first,” says Camille Bates of MARS. “Within this last month the volunteers and staff of the different organizations have been working with them, and they are coming around.”
But many of the dogs are slowly becoming more social.
“We have extra precautions this time,” says Bates. “We know that they are from a hoarding case and we know that they are scared. So we need to give them a little extra TLC. They could potentially be a flight risk. If they slip out their collar then don’t know where they are so we try to keep them as calm and peaceful as possible.”
Volunteers play a big role in the dogs’ care. Volunteers receive special instructions, but say it’s an honor to help animals in need.
“You get to see how the dogs come in and they are very scared and shy,” says volunteer Clara Johnson. “When you see them on their adoption day, they are completely different dogs. Being here in the transport process means I get to get the dogs up on the website so they get those ‘happily ever afters’.”
If not for the volunteers, MARS wouldn’t be able to help as many animals as they do.
“If we didn’t have our volunteers helping us do the manual labor, we would have nothing,” added Bates. “We couldn’t help these dogs if not for our volunteers. The volunteers and our foster homes are the foundation for our community.”
How You Can Help
All of the dogs and puppies are available for adoption now. If you are interested in adopting one of these animals you can visit Midwest Animal Rescues website.