Kalamazoo County Animal Control Officers last summer rescued three adult dogs from a home where they were left without food, water or proper shelter. They were tied up illegally with choke chains. By a stroke of luck the animals, all female, were taken back to Animal Services, where officials discovered that two of them were pregnant.
The dogs have since given birth to 13 puppies who are now all in need of homes. The animals, pit-bull-mix puppies, had been living at Kalamazoo Animal Control for three months, until the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Southwest Michigan stepped in to assist.
The puppies — Backgammon, Monopoly, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Cranium, Scrabble, Boggle, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, Mulan, Pocahontas and Prince Charming 2 — have earned names inspired by board games and Disney characters. They are still seeking their forever homes. According to an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette:
“They’re happy. They just love human companionship,” SPCA Volunteer Kerry Seaver-Block said. “We’re out to find good homes for these dogs.”
The puppies and their mothers will be available for adoption starting today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Feed, at 7035 Stadium Drive. For more information, visit www.spcaswmich.org.
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