17 neglected dogs available for adoption

cwinston@thestate.comMarch 6, 2014 

As a snow and ice storm was heading toward the Midlands last month, 17 neglected and underweight dogs were rescued from an area home.

The dogs were living outside in a "puppy mill situation," according to Taylor Wilson with Pawmetto Lifeline, living in their own urine and feces and with mats covering their bodies.

After two baths and some grooming, the Pomeranians, poodles, Lhasa Apsos, Bichons, and Shih Tzus were ready to go to foster homes to begin the socialization process.

Now, they are ready for permanent homes.

From noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Pawmetto Lifeline will bring all of the puppy mill survivors back together in one place to have potential adopters come and meet these dogs and their foster parents.

"Many of these dogs need extensive rehabilitation in forming trusting relationships with people, learning to be house trained, and understanding how to enjoy life and play," Wilson said.

"We have seen a tremendous turn around in the past few weeks with their fosters and hope to continue to keep up with their progress in their adopted homes."

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