Nearly 70 animals moved from Florida Panhandle property
VERNON, Fla. (AP) — An animal shelter is caring for nearly 70 animals removed from a property in Florida’s Panhandle.
In a Northwest Florida Daily News report , Alaqua Animal Refuge founder Laurie Hood said the 35 dogs, 15 cats, 10 horses, six parrots and a goat were removed Friday from the Vernon home and small buildings on the property.
Hood said the elderly homeowner surrendered the animals to authorities after struggling to care for them over the last year. Neighbors had complained about the noise and smell coming from the woman’s property.
None of the animals was ready for adoption. Most had been spayed or neutered but still needed to be treated by veterinarians for malnourishment, stress and other ailments.
Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com