The Clewiston News

Dogs rescued from Montura puppy mill up for adoption

Puppies rescued from puppy mill in Montura Ranch in November.
Photo: ASPCA

Dogs and puppies rescued from a presumed puppy mill in Montura Ranch last month are now up for adoption at humane societies across Florida.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office and Clewiston Animal Control investigated the alleged puppy mill for several months, and with the help of the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), two people were arrested on cruelty related charges and more than 100 dogs were seized from the location.

Several breeds of dogs, including Siberian huskies, Chihuahuas and poodles, were taken to a secure location after being found in deplorable conditions.

The dogs received medical care and behavioral enrichment through the ASPCA and are now ready for adoption, just in time for the holidays.

“We’ve seen these dogs come a long way over the last month,” said Jessica Rushin, senior partnerships manager for the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response, in a press release. “Now we’re bringing them to communities across Florida and hoping local citizens will come out and adopt them. These dogs have never known what it means to be a pet, so we’re thrilled that many of them may be spending this holiday season in a warm, safe home for the first time.”

The dogs will be transferred to the following humane societies this week and will be available for adoption:

• Humane Society of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
• Humane Society Naples (Naples, Fla.)
• Humane Society of Pinellas (Clearwater, Fla.)
• Humane Society of Tampa (Tampa, Fla.)
• Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County (Vero Beach, Fla.)
• Helping Hands Pet Rescue (Gainesville, Fla)
• Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue (Bradenton, Fla.)
• Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
• SPCA Tampa Bay (Largo, Fla.)