Authorities removed nineteen dogs and puppies from a Readington Township home because the 66-year old woman could not care properly for them.
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Diane O’Donnell is president of People for Animals Spay/Neuter & Rescue Clinic in Hillside and owner of Longhill Kennel in Hillsborough. “I’ve seen worse,” she said. “They were extremely dirty and smelled like ammonia,” from their own urine.
The township’s animal control officers turned them over to her. The dogs were promptly washed and had their nails clipped and “none of them growled, there were no bites. They’re not at all aggressive,” O’Donnell said. “They’re good dogs, they’re adoptable. All of them.”
All are receiving vaccinations and being spayed or neutered before being released for adoption.
Read the full article at NJ.com: Jailed woman surrenders her 19 dogs, 3 puppies, authorities looking for new homes.
Producers Amanda Borella and Sharyn Alice Murray get the SCOOP on "People for Animals", a non-profit organization that specializes in low-cost veterinary wellness and spay/neuter services in New Jersey. Join host Natasha Sherman as she dialogues with Veterinary Services Director, David Croman VMD and Executive Director, Jane Guillaume – on what spay/neuter really means to the health and wellbeing of animals, both in the short and long-term.
Nellie, a sweet collie mix that was rescued by PFA, was recently chosen to appear on Animal Planet’s “Underdog to Wonderdog” TV series. When PFA found her, Nellie was badly neglected, her coat was terribly matted and she had a strong fear of men. The “Underdog to Wonderdog” team worked with her to overcome her fears, groomed her, and found her a loving forever home. The beginning of Nellie’s journey was recorded at the People For Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic and the final television episode featured interviews with our Executive Director, Diane O’Donnell. The filming for PFA’s first national media exposure was an exciting experience for the clinic staff. The episode continues to be aired periodically on Animal Planet.