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Animal Humane Society rescues 12 Labrador retriever puppies

Golden Valley, MN (Thursday, May 29, 2008)--The Animal Humane Society (AHS) received 12 Labrador retriever puppies today at its St. Paul location. These puppies are from the Wisconsin dog breeder who began surrendering dogs to AHS in March 2007. This is the fourth surrender in 2008, bringing the total number of dogs rescued close to 135. The puppies received today are yellow Labrador retrievers ranging in age from three to five months. In earlier rescues, adult black and yellow Labs along with a dozen puppies were received at the Golden Valley facility. The breeder turned to AHS for assistance because he no longer was able to care for the dogs. "We wish more breeders would recognize when their operations are no longer manageable and look to us at Animal Humane Society as an option for help," says Kathie Johnson, Director of Animal Services at AHS. "We are grateful we are able to assist the breeder and offer these animals a second chance." Surrender timeline: · 25 dogs in March 2007 · 26 dogs on January 30 · 20 dogs on February 6 · 49 dogs on February 14 · 12 puppies on May 29 Animal Humane Society staff set up a triage to care for the animals when they arrived. The animals are being processed and will receive medical treatments, including spay/neuter. It will be at least three weeks before any of the dogs will be available for adoption. Since the Animal Humane Society's merger of three organizations a year ago, the organization is poised to help more individuals who can no longer care for their animals and assist other rescue organizations with crowded conditions. For updates, please visit ###


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