The Flower Mound Animal Adoption Center received a huge response from people wanting to adopt the abandoned dogs that were left along the side of a Denton County road Oct. 1.
The 51 Maltese-mix dogs that were left abandoned on Stonecrest Road are all in good health, and some were placed with various rescue groups. The Flower Mound shelter kept 10 of the dogs that are waiting to be spayed or neutered.
Communications manager Molly Fox said the shelter received more than 100 applications from people wanting to adopt the abandoned dogs and is not taking any additional applications.
People interested in receiving any updates about the dogs can call the shelter today at 972-874-6390.
Those still interested in adopting one of the dogs can call the Richardson Humane Society, Take Me Home Pet Rescue, the Collin County Humane Society, the Denton Humane Society and the Metroport Humane Society to see if any are still available.
In addition to the Maltese-mix dogs that were abandoned last week, 41 Cavalier King Charles spaniels were abandoned near Sanger and rescued by the Humane Society of North Texas.
Denton County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they have reason to believe the two incidents are linked.
Sgt. Roger Griggs said officials don’t know who abandoned the dogs, but he suspects the animals came from a puppy mill.
As of Monday, all of the dogs found near Sanger had been adopted and rescued, Humane Society officials said.
The Humane Society also received an “overwhelming response,” with more than 300 people showing up at the door of the shelter to adopt a dog.
JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
HOW TO HELP
Those interested in adopting one of the 51 Maltese-mix dogs abandoned on Stonecrest Road can contact the following agencies.
Humane Society of Flower Mound
Take Me Home Pet Rescue
Website: www.takemehomepetrescue.com .
Homeward Bound Animal Rescue
Collin County Humane Society
Phone: 641-715-3900, ext. 61442
Denton Humane Society
Animal Rescue of Texas “ART”
Metroport Humane Society
Richardson Humane Society