Five neglected dogs receiving treatment at Tacoma shelter after animal cruelty case – The Suburban Times

A press release from the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.

As of September 22, five dogs were confiscated from a Federal Way residence due to animal neglect and were brought to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for treatment.

A Federal Way animal control officer discovered that the dogs and their owners lived in a very small trailer. The interior of the trailer was described as messy and covered in dog feces and urine.

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The owners have been arrested and are currently facing multiple animal cruelty charges in various counties across Washington state.

The dogs are between 5 months and 8 years old and include four German Shepherds and a French Bulldog.

The five dogs were found malnourished, starved of water, and acted fearfully upon arriving at the shelter. Veterinary staff at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County work hard to get dogs back to a healthy weight and closely monitor their condition.

“We are monitoring their health very closely,” says Dr. Stephanie Swearngin, veterinarian at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. “Our team provides them with the care they need to regain a healthy weight. “

Donations help care for these five dogs and the many other abandoned animals that come to the shelter each year. Donations are accepted on the shelter’s website at:

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One of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, cares for approximately 10,000 animals each year and maintains several humanitarian programs. Dedicated to “Making Happiness Happened,” the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County works tirelessly to protect animals, support pet owners, and improve animal-human relationships. For more information:

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