Puppies Rescued from Suspicious House Fire in Miami Dade Find Hope for Fresh Start in Brevard County

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Total of fifteen lives saved by the SPCA of Brevard.

Rescued MDAS Puppies

As soon as I heard this tiny little family’s story, I knew we had to help

On Wednesday, a mother pit bull and her three four-week-old puppies were saved from one of three homes in a Miami-Dade County neighborhood that had been riddled with bullets and then set ablaze by a Molotov Cocktail. Miami-Dade Animal Services confiscated the dogs, which left their fate uncertain in one of the largest municipal animal shelters in the country.

“As soon as I heard this tiny little family’s story, I knew we had to help,” said SPCA of Brevard Associate Director, Angie Friers. “We immediately reached out to my rescue contacts in South Florida, who sprang into action.”

It turns out that there was also another sweet shepherd-mix dog that came into MDAS as a stray, and she had a litter of puppies in the shelter twelve days ago. “We all know that a cold shelter floor is no place for a mom to raise babies, so I asked our dog intake team if we could find room to bring this family in also and get them into a foster home. Since I work with the most compassionate set of animal lovers ever, we arranged to pick up that family, too,” exclaimed Friers. As luck would have it, there were also additional puppies without a mom that needed rescue, so two additional three-month old puppies hitched a ride aboard the Rescue Wagon to the SPCA of Brevard on Saturday afternoon.

On Monday, the SPCA’s vet will provide a thorough check-up on all the moms and puppies, and once given the green-light, they will be placed into foster care until the puppies can be weaned, spayed or neutered and then adopted into loving homes. A YouCaring page has been established to accept donations that will be used to care for the fifteen lives saved. Follow this rescue story on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/spcabrevard.

Additional News Links: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Reports-of-Shots-Fired-Suspicious-Fire-at-3-Miami-Dade-Homes-Police-301686821.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_MIBrand

https://www.facebook.com/urgentdogsofmiami/photos/a.972249902809413.1073742061.191859757515102/970999212934482/?type=1&theater

Photos and more: https://www.facebook.com/spcabrevard/posts/10152969986278759

http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/spca-of-brevard-fifteen-lives-were-saved-today-/347749

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About SPCA of Brevard
The SPCA of Brevard, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of “protecting and providing a voice to the homeless animals of Brevard County.” Founded in 1979 in Titusville, Florida, the SPCA is the largest private no-kill animal rescue group in Brevard, finding homes for 2300 animals a year. It is the first adoption facility with free-roaming cat rooms in the County, allowing adopters to interact with cats in a more home-like setting. The SPCA of North Brevard Clinic also provides reduced-price vaccines to the public and has performed more than 50,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries since 1999.

For more information, visit http://www.spcabrevard.com.

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