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Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County Seeks Homes for 25 Dogs Slated for Euthanasia

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Photo courtesy The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB) Facebook page
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Adopters and Fosters Urgently Needed!

Vero Beach - Friday April 29, 2022: The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB) has agreed to accept 25 dogs from a rural shelter in Florida that is at capacity. The dogs were slated for euthanasia.

Transportation is currently being arranged and the dogs and they should arrive at the HSVB shelter in Vero Beach by early next week. Adopters and fosters are urgently needed needed in order to make room at the HSVB shelter for the incoming dogs.

Fostering or adopting a dog currently at the HSVB shelter will allow the organization to help save the lives of dogs who have no other options left for them. Adoption fees for all HSVB dogs are waived through Monday, May 2, and all foster families will be provided with all of the supplies they will need to bring a homeless dog home for a staycation.

“Unfortunately, many shelters in Florida are experiencing an overpopulation crisis right now," Said HSVB CEO Kate Meghji. "we urgently need the help of our community to open up their home either permanently or temporarily."

“Foster homes are absolutely critical to our mission. Whether someone only fosters once, or over and over again, they will allow us to save more lives and assist more at-risk shelters. It’s really that simple”, Kate explains. “We can’t do this work without our community’s help and support.”

Information about adoption and foster opportunities for the dogs being transferred in will be made available once they have received medical evaluations and care.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering, please visit our website at: www.hsvb.org or call 772-388-3331 for more information.

HSVB is a non-profit independently operated open door shelter located at 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, Florida.