Bell County — The Bell County Humane Society is searching for forever homes for a group of dogs who were rescued after a local dog breeder closed down her business. The business surrendered 44 dogs to the Texas Humane Heroes,a private, non-profit, No Kill animal adoption organization.
Many of the dogs will be available for adoption starting Wednesday at the TXHH Killeen Adoption Center located at 5501 Clear Creek Rd.Others will be ready for adoption on Friday, July 11th at the TXHH Leander Adoption Center located at 10930 East Crystal Falls Pkwy.
The breeds include a variety of small dogs such as; Chihuahuas, Poodles, Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, and Schnauzers.
The care cost, vaccination, microchipping and spay/neutering cost for each dog is around $200. Anyone who wishes to donate to the rescue efforts can do so at the TXHH's Emory Bellard Memorial Fund at www.TexasHumaneHeroes.org/donate
"To know that our community is actively supporting animal welfare through the adoption of homeless animals as a family companion is heart-warming to say the least. Hearing that the breeding facilities are closing and breeders are willingly turning over the animals to organizations like ours is certainly a step in the right direction. In order to end mass euthanasia in municipal shelters nationwide, we must join together in the movement to continue to spay/neuter our animals and choose adoption," said Eran Fehily, Director of Development with Texas Humane Heroes