100 dogs rescued from filth at Miami-Dade home go up for adoption

Authorities rescue dozens of Pekingese and Shih Tzu dogs

DORAL, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Animal Shelter has about 100 dogs up for adoption on Friday in Doral, after authorities rescued them from a home where they were living in filth. 

The Humane Animal Response Team personnel picked up the Pekingese and Shih Tzu dogs from a home near Westchester, and took them to the shelter at 3599 NW 79 Ave. 

"The conditions that these animals were living in aren't by any standard of care acceptable," said Kathleen Labrada, of the Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department. 

Most of the neighbors of the home where a woman lived with the 100 dogs said they didn't know she had all of those dogs inside. When one of her neighbors discovered them, they reported it to authorities. 

Officials reported the dogs were receiving veterinary care and needed to be cleaned and groomed.

Veterinarian Maria Serrano said some of them don't have eyes or have lost one eye. The woman who was holding them in her house gave them up to authorities without a fight. 

"Had we needed to move forward with a emergency confiscation, we would have," Labrada said. "But she did opt to voluntarily surrender, so I think she is aware that she certainly did do the best thing for the dogs."  


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