Eleven Greyhounds Found Abandoned

Published: Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM CST
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Eleven Greyhounds are in need of new homes, all of them found abandoned outside of a 7-11 in Wichita Falls.

"The trailer they were being carried in, a dog trailer had a flat tire and the person had left it there," says Katrena Mitchell, the Animal Services Administrator of the Wichita Falls Animal Service Center.

It was about 36-40 hours before the dogs were discovered when the trailer was being impounded.

"And that's when we were called," says Mitchell.

All 11 dogs were taken in by the Wichita Animal Service Center when no information could be traced back to their owner.

"The information that we could gather from the trailer, that the tags came back to an owner or anything, was all a dead end,"she says.

The animals were found to be in good shape, but caused overcrowding at the center.

"We have been very full the last several weeks and we only have 36 dog runs and so when we got an extra 11 dogs that we have to keep for a little bit longer of a time, it did create a little bit of an overcrowding situation for us," Mitchell says.

The Greyhounds were transported to the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas in Carrollton where they will receive care to prepare them for new homes.

"Their vet will see them, they will get vaccinations, get blood work, get heart worm tested, get all of their vet needs taken care of," she says.

Once the animals are evaluated they will move on to foster homes and then onto forever homes, all through special placement done through the greyhound league.

Mitchell says, "Greyhounds make great pets.  They make great therapy animals."

If you are interested in getting more information about the dogs, you can visit the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas by clicking here.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.