20 dogs have been rescued, thanks to a collaborative effort from the Everglades Animals Coalition, from the Everglades and Redlands area of Miami. These 11 adults and 9 puppies were saved from the hostile environment where heat stroke, predation from alligators and snakes, as well as starvation are an everyday threat. These lucky pups were rescued by feeders- rescue workers who frequent the area to feed and capture the dogs on a daily basis. They were transported via van to Washington Humane Society where they will receive medical care and be adopted out to qualified homes.
These lucky pups were rescued by feeders- rescue workers who frequent the area to feed and capture the dogs on a daily basis. They were transported via van to Washington Humane Society where they will receive medical care and be adopted out to qualified homes.
The area of Homestead borders the harsh Everglades in Miami. It is a known dumping ground for people who no longer want their pets or their fighting dogs. It is also a known area for dog fighters to go to pick up dogs they can use as bait for their fighting dogs. Little to nothing is being done by local authorities to combat this problem. Dogs are getting dumped daily and rescue workers, often volunteers with regular day jobs, are stepping up to feed these dogs on a daily basis. They get no support from the city and law enforcement look the other way.
With few resources in the area, Cold Noses Foundation along with the Pegasus Foundation and Pets Broward have teamed together to form the Everglades Animals Coalition. The goal of the coalition is to help bring resources like spay and neuter, veterinary care and education to the area to help prevent the dumping. The most recent project of the coalition has been the mass rescue effort with Redlands Rockpit Abandoned Dogs Prject group. The coalition has funded the rescue efforts of this rescue group for as many dogs as they can find rescue commitments.