CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (January 25, 2012) The Cedar Valley Humane Society accepted 16 Cocker Spaniels from the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Iowa.
The dogs were part of a rescue operation conducted by the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Iowa and Sac County officials. A total of 88 dogs, mostly Cocker Spaniels, were removed from deplorable conditions at a property in Sac County.
Bob Citrullo, executive director of the Cedar Valley Humane Society, and Lyndee Fuessley, animal care supervisor, transported the 16 Cocker Spaniels from Des Moines to the Cedar Valley Humane Society.
”We’re happy to provide assistance to the ARL,” says Citrullo. “Taking in 88 animals at one time can cause a strain on resources for any organization, so when the ARL asked us if we could provide additional shelter, we were more than happy to help.” Citrullo adds that the call came at a good time for the Cedar Valley Humane Society, because the shelter currently has several open kennels.
”The welfare of the animals is obviously our top priority,” says Citrullo. “Our immediate goal is to make them clean and comfortable and take care of whatever their medical needs are.” All of the dogs will be examined for medical issues and treated as necessary. More information will be available after the animals’ health has been assessed.
To help these dogs, the Cedar Valley Humane Society is seeking monetary to help cover their ongoing veterinary expenses.
The goal is to make the Cocker Spaniels healthy and ready for adoption when the time comes, says Citrullo. Currently there are 15 dogs already available for adoption at the Cedar Valley Humane Society.
The Cedar Valley Humane Society is located at 7411 Mount Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids.
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This post was written by dwagner on January 26, 2012