Over 100 Dogs Rescued From Texas Home and Sent to Adoption Centers

Over 100 dogs are in need of adoption after they were surrendered to city authorities by a property owner in Texas.

The dogs were rescued from a property and relocated to various shelters by the City of Mesquite's Animal Service Division on Thursday last week, September 23.

All 111 dogs were found at a single residential location, according to a City of Mesquite press release. They were described as "small breed dogs".

The circumstances that led to there being so many dogs in one location were not outlined, but it is a heavy breach of the city's code which permits a maximum of three dogs per household.

The city also did not describe the conditions that the dogs had been found in at the property.

Maria Martinez, director of neighborhood services for the city, said in a statement: "The property owner surrendered the animals to the City, and we transported them to our shelter for impoundment and intake vaccines."

The dogs were then made available to animal rescue shelters. Martinez added: "We worked with our rescue partners and by the end of the day, all the dogs left the shelter to begin their new journey."

The city press release included a list of animal rescue shelters that the public can contact for adoption or fostering opportunities.

These include the Mesquite Animal Shelter, the Lewisville Animal Shelter, Dallas Pets Alive, Street Dog Project, and many more. A full list can be found here.

The city also released a number of photos documenting the large-scale rescue operation, which show several of the rescued dogs in cages. Others appear to show the dogs being medically examined.

Martinez said: "This was a successful rescue event, and we could not have done it without our hard-working City staff who acted quickly and with compassion, and our animal rescue partners."

It's not the only recent case of animals in need of adoption. An animal rescue center in Muncie, Indiana, has issued a plea for help after one of its officers found a crate of 15 cats and kittens that had been dumped by a river. Some were as young as one week old.

In a Facebook post, Muncie Animal Care & Services said it was already over capacity by 100 cats with 400 in its care, and was also waiving reclaim fees and setting adoption fees to $5.

The group added: "Dumping ANY animal in a cage with absolutely nothing is cruel, inhumane, and anyone who does it needs held accountable.

"We are urging anyone with information to come to the shelter during business hours and fill out a witness statement.

"We are in dire need of the current supplies: Litter pans, food bowls, wet and dry cat/kitten food (preferably dye free), blankets, and toys. Please consider donating."

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