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Published on February 28, 2024
Pembroke Pines Police Investigate After 4 Dogs Abandoned Outside Veterinary ClinicSource: Pembroke Pines Police Department

Four young canines were discovered abandoned at the steps of a veterinarian’s office in Pembroke Pines, sparking a police investigation into apparent animal cruelty. The Pembroke Pines Police Department disclosed that the dogs were located outside the Pasadena Lakes Animal Clinic yesterday morning, crammed into two cages, as reported by NBC Miami.

The abandoned dogs, identified as females approximately one year old, weighed about 40 pounds each. They have since been placed in foster homes. "We realize that sometimes circumstances may change and you may need to rehome a pet, but abandoning them in this way is not only illegal, it's cruel," the police were quoted saying on their X page, per information from Local 10. The statement further advised pet owners to seek assistance from rescue organizations or the Broward County Humane Society, which accepts owner surrenders by appointment.

Authorities have managed to track down the owner of the dogs, although their identity has yet to be released publicly. It remains uncertain if charges will be brought against them as a criminal investigation is ongoing regarding the abandonment. While the justice system grapples with the aftermath, the police remind the community that there are resources such as the Broward County Animal Care & Adoption Center available for those struggling to care for their pets.

Concerned citizens or those willing to offer a permanent home to these dogs can contact the county’s Animal Assistance Program at 954-431-2200.

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