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21 dogs rescued from Texas to arrive in Charlotte Friday

Earlier this month, Killeen Animal Services removed 49 dogs after a cruelty case investigation.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Humane Society of Charlotte will welcome 21 dogs from Killeen, Texas on Friday, June 25.

Earlier this month, Killeen Animal Services removed 49 dogs after a cruelty case investigation. 

The humane society, in partnership with the Bissell Foundation National Shelter Alliance, will help to care for and eventually find a loving home in the greater Charlotte area for each dog. Every animal will receive emotional & behavior assessments, medical assessments & treatments, foster care, vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgeries as needed.

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The transport of dogs varies widely in sizes and breed mixes. Included in the transport are mixed breeds of Corgis, German Shepherds, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, American Shelter Dogs, and more. The dog's ages range from 3 months to 6 years old and all will be available for adoption as soon as the proper assessments and necessary medical procedures are completed by the HSC staff.

"We are so pleased to be able to offer assistance to our partners in Texas," Libby Jones, HSC VP of Operations said. "This area of the country frequently becomes overwhelmed with large influxes of animals and as we enter hurricane season, it is vitally important that we help to provide much-needed transport relief that ensures they can offer shelter to animals in need in the event of a storm evacuation."

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The Humane Society of Charlotte regularly provides assistance to animals removed from cruelty and neglect investigations with the help of national and local partners. Those interested in adopting can request an adoption appointment once the dogs are available on the Humane Society of Charlotte's website.

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