Former Pot Grow Guard Dogs Brought To Front Street Animal Shelter


THIS TRAIN SERVICE BUT THEY PLAN TO MONITOR THE SITUATION CLOSELY. ALREADY AT CAPACITY, THE FRONT STREET ANIMAL SHELTER SAID THEY ARE RECEIVING DOGS FROM A NEW SITUATION. OUR GOAL IS TO SAVE AS MANY OF THESE ANIMALS AS WE CAN. GUARD DOGS ARE CONFISCATED BY POLICE AND BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER. AND THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE. POLICE TELL ME THAT THESE ILLEGAL HOME GROWS ARE DANGEROUS AND THEY ATTRACT CRIME TO NEIGHBORHOODS. WHEN THEY HAVE TO MAKE A BUST, THEY FIND MORE THAN JUST MARIJUANA INSIDE, THEY FIND THESE GUARD DOGS AND THEY HAVE TO CONFISCATE THEM AND BRING THEM HERE TO FRONT STREET ANIMAL SHELTER. AT FRONT STREET ANIMAL SHELTER AWAY FROM THE REST OF THE ADOPTABLE PETS. THIS BUILDING WE HOUSE FIGHT ANIMALS, ANIMALS THAT ARE QUARANTINED. YOU WILL FIND FORMER GUARD DOGS CONFISCATED BY POLICE FROM ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES IN THE CITY. THE SHELTER IS OVER LOADED. WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE. THEY — ARE A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE IN A COUPLE OF WAYS FOR US. SHE SAID THEY HAVE TAKEN IN 70 DOGS FROM ILLEGAL POT HOUSES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. THEY ARE NOT ATTRACTIVE TO THE AVERAGE PET OWNER. ITS A REAL STRUGGLE. THE APPARENT BREED OF CHOICE, GERMAN SHEPHERDS. SHE SAID THEY HAVE MORE THAN 100 THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST. SHE SAYS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO REHABILITATE AND MAKE READY FOR ADOPTION. THE HOMES WHERE THESE DOGS COME FROM ARE GUTTED, FILLED WITH HUNDREDS OF PLANTS IN EVERY ROOM. THE DOGS ARE TYPICALLY LEFT ALONE OR WITH LITTLE SUPERVISION. WATER AND FOOD. AP ANIMAL — THERE IS HOPE. WITH ENOUGH LOVE, TIMING AND TRAIN, SOME OF THE DOGS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED OUT. OUR GOAL IS TO SAVE AS MANY OF THESE ANIMALS AS WE CAN. SHE SAID SHE’S ALSO WORKING WITH CITY OFFICIALS TO TRY TO LOOK AT THE REGULATIONS REGARDING GUARD DOGS AND BUSINESSES.

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