Dog lottery announced for 85 Naples dogs who were abused


IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES – 46 dogs and 11 other animals were rescued from a suspected Warm Springs, Arkansas puppy mill. The Humane Society of the United States and other area organizations assisted the Randolph County Sheriff’s office in the rescue of mostly Great Pyrenees dogs. Many of the dogs were found outdoors, without any protection from the freezing cold, while others were living on piles of feces and urine inside the home. Some were suffering so severely they needed immediate medical care. Others were emaciated and so matted they couldn’t move. All of the dogs were removed from the property and thoroughly examined by a team of veterinarians. They received any needed immediate medical treatment at the Humane Society of Saline County. In this image, two dogs wait to be rescued. (Lance Murphey/AP Images for The Humane Society of the United States)

NAPLES, N.Y. (WROC) — The 85 dogs found abused in Naples could be going to their new homes as soon as next month.

Officials with the Ontario County Humane Society announced the dogs will be given away during a lottery at their annual “Paws for All” fundraiser.

More than 200 applications have been submitted for the terriers, known publicly as the “Naples 85.”

The dogs have been cared for by the Happy Tails Animal Shelter since August.

The fundraiser and lottery even is scheduled for October 6.

Richard and Jane Justice, charged with animal cruelty in this case, are scheduled to return to court Thursday.

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