130 Dogs May Be Euthanized (updated)

130 Dogs May Be Euthanized

130 dogs were rescued from Rainbow’s End Animal Sanctuary in Apple Valley, CA two weeks ago, now they may be at risk of being euthanized.

On June 18, Devore Animal Shelter rescued the dogs from the animal sanctuary after reports of bad living conditions and treatment of the animals.  The dogs were not appropriately fed, medical needs were not attended to and they had very little communication with humans.

Unfortunately, a number of the dogs have already been euthanized because of medical reasons and the others were taken to Devore Animal Shelter.

The Devore is now saddled with paying the medical expenses for the dogs and making room for new dogs to enter the shelter.  If the shelter does not find sponsors for the dogs, they will have no other choice but to euthanize them.

Before Devore took on the abused animals, it was able to solicit help from other shelters and people to adopt the dogs that were at Devore to make room for the 130 from the sanctuary.

According to Devore, the puppies and dogs rescued from Rainbow End’s Animal Sanctuary are not suitable for pets because they need so much attention.  They will only release them to rescue groups with proper paperwork. Devore will only release one or two dogs at a time to other rescue shelters.

The rescued animals range from newborn pups to 11-years-old, both male and female are available.

Brian Cronin, chief of animal care and control said a criminal complaint has been filed against the animal sanctuary.

“It’s extremely concerning when a self-proclaimed animal sanctuary fails to fulfill its commitment to the homeless animals it has accepted,” Cronin said in a statement to Fox.

Devore is hoping to get assistance for the remaining 130 animals rescued from the sanctuary and not have to euthanize them.

Any rescue group looking to rescue the Apple Valley dogs can call 909-386-9820.

The Devore Animal Shelter is located at 19777 Shelter Way, San Bernardino, CA 92407.

The compelling photo is not of the actual animals but of what could have been had someone not stepped in and if more shelters do not come forward and assist with these poor animals.

By: Veverly Edwards

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