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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Rescued beagles better

  • An estimated 50 beagles were seized at a home on Haggs Road in Dreher Township and taken to Dessin Animal Shelter Sunday.
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  • An estimated 50 beagles were seized at a home on Haggs Road in Dreher Township and taken to Dessin Animal Shelter Sunday.
    The dogs range from eight weeks to eight years old and are a mixture of males and females.
    Luzerne County Humane Society took 15 Monday and will be giving some of the beagles to Bucks County as well.
    Most of the younger ones are in foster homes with local families and there are currently nine at Dessin.
    "We were only able to bring 50 back with us on Sunday," says Debbie Moore, manager of Dessin. "But there are still other beagles that remain at the household. We are bringing a few back at a time until they are all out of there. We left food and water at the residence as well."
    It took four women several hours to get the dogs from the home.
    "It took slip leads, food and a lot of patience," she says.
    Moore says, since the story broke, there have been a lot of calls about the dogs and they are getting a lot of applications as well.
    "Some of them are too small to go to a home yet. Once they are able, they will be spayed and neutered. When the dogs are ready for their homes people will be called to come and get them."
    She explains that most of them aren't good with leash walking given the environment they were in. The older dogs can handle a leash, though.
    "The dogs are scared to death," says Moore. "They don't know what to make of it. It's going to take time for them to get used to the sights and sounds, as well as people. They don't have much social experience except with other dogs. The beagles don't try to bite and they are very curious. Considering the situation they were in, they look good. They actually want to get baths too. They just need a home that can give them a bit of TLC."
    Aside from the beagles that were rescued, Dessin already had five that are also really nice.
    "Anyone willing to take care of these animals, please feel free to apply," she states.
    Hours for Dessin Animal Shelter are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,; Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.
    They can be reached by phone at (570) 253-4037 and e-mail, dessinanimalshelter@dessinshelter.com.

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