Dozens Of Rescue Dogs Make Their Way To D.C. Area | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Dozens Of Rescue Dogs Make Their Way To D.C. Area

Play associated audio
One of many puppies available for adoption thanks to the Humane Society.
Armando Trull
One of many puppies available for adoption thanks to the Humane Society.

Dozens of rescued dogs from Arkansas are looking for a home. Local shelters are calling on residents to make that happen.

As many as 48 dogs have just arrived in a big rescue trailer truck at the Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters of the Humane Society of the United States.

"[There are] mixed-breed dogs like chihuahua mixes, I think we have a couple of small terrier mixes, all the way up to larger German Shepherd," says Ashley Mauceri with the Humane Society. "There are several puppies and nursing moms, and then there are a lot around the one or two year old age, but then again, we do have some in the older age and we're looking for special homes for them too."

Mauceri says these animals were among 65 dogs and 29 cats rescued from a farm in White County, Ark.

A Humane Society video depicts the deplorable conditions troopers found when they arrested the owner on animal cruelty charges. The dogs were treated and evaluated and are now ready for adoption. That will be handled by local shelters such as Lost Dog and Cat Rescue of Arlington, the Washington Animal Rescue League, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and the Calvert County Humane Society.

They'll all help in finding forever homes to these wagging tails.

NPR

Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.
NPR

Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.
NPR

When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some regarded as those solely for individuals. But Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.
NPR

What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet

The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.