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Shelter seeks donations after dogs rescued from unauthorized breeding operation

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — Bloomington Animal Care and Control seized 68 dogs and puppies from an unauthorized breeding operation on Friday, March 17.

While they search for homes for the animals, Bloomington Animal Shelter is seeking aid from fosters. Potential fosters will be asked to provide temporary housing from 1-2 weeks.

The shelter is also in need of bedding and monetary donations. Monetary donations are accepted from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Virgil Sauder, director of the Bloomington Animal Shelter, says he is grateful for their volunteers and fosters coming to the aid of the animals. Sauder also said he is “grateful to the Bloomington Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in removing the animals.”

The Monroe County Humane Association and Brown County Humane Society are also assisting in housing the dogs and puppies.

For questions regarding donations, call Bloomington Animal Care and Control at 812-349-3492.

For more information on Bloomington Animal Shelter’s foster program or to complete an application, visit its webpage.