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Abandoned Shih-tzus now ready for adoption

Abandoned Shih-tzus now ready for adoption

BROOKSVILLE, FL - Hernando County Animal Services says the Shih-Tzus that survived abandonment in November and deadly wave of Parvo at the shelter this month, are now ready for adoption.  


Shelter officials say over 260 adoption applications were received for the dogs. Originally there were 64. Now there are only about two dozen.


Photo Gallery: Dozens of neglected dogs found abandoned

Five more rescued Shih Tzus die of Parvo

Five more rescued Shih Tzus die of Parvo

Brooksville, Florida -- More heartbreak in Hernando County as five more of the 64 Shih Tzus abandoned in Brooksville back in November have died from the Parvo virus.

Photo Gallery: Dozens of neglected dogs found abandoned

Shelter officials say the dogs were about to be put up for adoption earlier this month when somehow the virus got into the shelter. There is no cure for Parvo. Shelter workers say they did everything they could to prevent the virus.

Parvo virus kills Shih Tzus rescued in Hernando

Parvo virus kills Shih Tzus rescued in Hernando

BROOKSVILLE, Florida -- "It is heartbreaking," says Hernando County Animal Control Supervisor Patrick Pace.

The shelter's workers are overwhelmed by a sudden, devastating loss. Half of the 64 adorable Shih Tzu puppies -- first abandoned in Brooksville, and then nursed back to health at the shelter -- have either died right in front of their eyes or had to be euthanized in the past 48-hours.

Photo Gallery: Dozens of neglected dogs found abandoned

The dogs contracted parvo, a highly contagious, fatal, canine disease.

"It's a swift and unforgiving disease that strikes quickly and deadly," says Pace.

Vaccinate your pets at a discount

Vaccinate your pets at a discount

Brooksville, FL - A low-cost pet vaccination clinic in Brooksville will be offering a variety of shots for cats and dogs from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Tractor Supply, 18741 Cortez Blvd.

All vaccinations will be administered by the veterinarian and documentation will be provided. Rabies shots will run you $6, dog distemper/parvovirus combination shots and cat/kitten distemper shots will be $14, and dog kennel cough/bordatella shots will cost $15.

Only cash or personal checks will be accepted, and all proceeds go to the teaching zoo facility, Project Green Jungle, and elephant survivial programs.

For additional information, call 352-867-7788.

More than 60 abandoned puppies soon to be up for adoption in Hernando

More than 60 abandoned puppies soon to be up for adoption in Hernando

BROOKSVILLE, Florida -- UPDATE: The 60+ puppies found abandoned in Brooksville will soon be up for adoption.  Applications are being taken, but the Hernando County Animal Control says they have been inundated with hundreds. 

Applicants are still not being allowed to see the dogs yet,  but applications can still be made by visiting, calling or faxing the Hernando County Animal Shelter.

Some of these puppies do have medical issues that whoever adopt them will be obligated to take care of.

Hernando County Animal Control