63 Rescued Shih Tzu Ready for Adoption in East Brunswick, New Jersey
Friday and Saturday were busy days at the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter In East Brunswick, New Jersey as rescued Shih Tzus with a clean bill of health — and a good bath — were adopted by caring families from all over New Jersey. Ten dogs were adopted on Friday and another 19 on Saturday. Today, more of the 63 rescued Shi Tzu that passed their health inspections are available for adoption.
“They are all bright, sweet dogs,” Helmetta Councilman Robert Janeczek said, “and none of them showed any signs of mistreatment, other than that they hadn’t been washed in a while. The woman who had them had her hands full. Sixty-three dogs is too much for any one person to handle.”
In order to make sure all of the 63 Rescued Shih Tzu were given a clean bill of health several vets in the area donated their time to attend to the dogs. Initial publicity about the case brought a lot of potential adopters to the shelter.Social media (mainly Facebook) played an important role in the shelter’s online campaign to get the dogs adopted by good families.
Police took the dogs from the home of a East Brunswick woman on Sept 28 after receiving complaints of a bad smell coming from the property. The dogs were infested with fleas, dermatitis, conjunctivitis and other various health conditions according to local authorities. The home owner was given summonses for 63 counts of animal cruelty, 63 counts of failure to provide vet care, 58 counts of unlicensed dogs and 58 counts of no rabies inoculation.
For people interested in adopting one of the rescued Shih Tzu or any of the other dog available for adoption, an application must be completed. They can be found at www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ681html. The shelter is at 59 Main St., Helmetta adoption hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
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