Tri County shelter dealing with animal emergencies
BOCA RATON – The Tri County Humane Society has taken in several dogs in serious need of medical attention.
In one case, it is an emergency, said Founder and CEO Jeannette Christos.
“An 11-month-old shih Tzu was abandoned by its owner. The eye is hanging out due to a puncture,” said Christos.
“This little dog is in so much pain, but is still wagging her tail when you pet her. This eye has to be removed at once and the cost will be $600. With our donations down 70 percent, we just do not have the money.”
Christos continued: “Today alone a little pup that was thrown out on the turnpike was brought in, so was a puppy found on the railroad tracks on Dixie Highway, and a pregnant German shepherd is ready to deliver any minute.”
Also, she said, a pregnant Schnauzer that was abandoned has cataracts in both eyes that require surgery. The shelter is also caring for a mother with 5 pups that were abandoned, a King Charles spaniel with eye problems “and the list goes on and on. We are way over capacity and animals are still being abandoned at our gates.”
Tri County is a no-kill animal shelter located at 21287 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton. For information, call 561-482-8110