18 dogs were taken from a Buxton home last Thursday due to inhumane conditions. The dogs are currently residing at the ARLGP and in trained ARLGP foster homes. The dogs range in age from two weeks to 3 years, and are a variety of medium/large breeds. The ARLGP works collaboratively with local police departments and is the contracting animal shelter with the town of Buxton.
Four puppies and two adult dogs confiscated by the Buxton Police Department on August 27th will be available for adoption at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland on Tuesday, September 1st beginning at 11am.
Four 8-week-old puppies and two 3-year-old dogs from the Buxton confiscation will be available for adoption on Tuesday, September 1st. The availability of the remaining 12 dogs will depend on spay/neuter procedures and socialization/enrichment progress in their foster homes. Many of the dogs were found to be significantly under-socialized. They have been placed into foster homes to receive one-on-one care and attention by our trained foster families. A majority of the adult dogs will be required to go to families who currently have canine companions.
To assist the ARLGP with the care of these dogs, and the almost 4,000 animals cared for annually by the organization, community members can donate pet supplies or funds that support our life-saving programs.
Potential adopters are asked to visit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland on Tuesday, September 1st. The ARLGP opens to the public at 11am; animals are adopted on a first-come, first-served basis and require our typical adoption process.