Dogs Seized from Spindletop Need a Loving Home, So What's Your Deal?

A dozen dogs seized from the Spindletop Dog Refuge last month are still at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and in need of forever homes. So what the heck are you waiting for?

They all vary in breed, age and temperament, but they're all the same in one crucial way: They've all languished in the non-care of Spindletop heads Leah Purcell and April Longhurst. Fortunately, thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers and staff, they've been getting much-needed TLC at the animal shelter. (They're also fully vaccinated and worm-free.)

Shannon Hill, president of the Montgomery County Animal Society, says the shelter prefers the dogs go first to 501(c)(3) rescue groups.

For pics of the dogs, visit the Montgomery County Animal Shelter's Facebook page.

"Since these dogs have been through a lot of stress, we are doing our best to set them up for successful adoptions by sending them to rescues first," Hill told us.

Hill tells us that, while there is no definite deadline right now for how long the dogs can remain at the shelter, "the bottom line is that space is limited, and the shelter has huge daily intake numbers on a regular basis. It is critical for these dogs to be moved to rescue as quickly as possible."

Two of the dogs have serious behavioral issues and can only be released to rescue groups with a proven record of handling such special cases.

Anyone interested in getting one of these awesome dudes/dudettes can e-mail Hill at slhill32@hotmail.com. (Be sure to put "Spindletop dog" in the subject line so she knows it's not yet another plea from a deposed Nigerian prince or an offer for cheap Canadian Viagra.)

A special shout-out goes to the folks at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society of the United States, California-based RedRover and the Houston area's Guardian Pit Bull Rescue, whose folks are already fostering a bunch of Spindletop pits. These groups, and others we'll be kicking ourselves for forgetting to mention, really gave it their all in order to give these dogs a shot at a wonderful future.

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