Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Not disclosed - male 51 dogs seized as owner died

Hialeah, FL

Miami-Dade County

May 30, 2014  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse
    51 dogs Not charged  

Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services rescued 51 dogs from a Hialeah home.

Officials said the 51 dogs were taken from the home and brought to the shelter for evaluation.  They range in size from small to medium.
According to officials, the animals need additional veterinary care.

Adoption fees were waived for these dogs.

  Photo of courtesy of Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services

Update 6/1/14:
A small handful of the dogs rescued from a home in Hialeah are getting help from Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Wellington.

The founder of the animal shelter traveled to Miami and rescued 10 emaciated and mange-covered dogs.  The dogs were part of 51 dogs discovered in a Hialeah home when police were investigating the natural death of a man.  They were taken to the Miami-Dade Animal Services facility, but there was not enough room for all of them.

The Big Dog Ranch Rescue plans to take another 10 of the dogs soon.  Most of the dogs are dachshund mixes.


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