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You may recall the story we wrote (HERE) regarding a local Tampa Bay breeder, Trish’s All Breeds Pet Grooming, being shut down for what was termed “irresponsible care of the animals”. The facility was shut down due to filthy animal living conditions and over crowding. The court ordered the seizure of over 350 animals, which went to The Pet Resource Center in Tampa.

Now, according to ABC Action News those animals have finally been cleared for adoption by Hillsborough County.

All of the dogs that were seized that had serious medical conditions, will be given to rescue groups at no charge. Examples of these are nursing mothers and very young puppies. That still leaves approximately 250 dogs that will be available for adoption by the public.

This is your chance to to adopt one of these small pure bred dogs like a Maltese, Shih Tzus, Terrier or a Schnauzer. The prices will be set as follows:

  • For puppies under 6 months: $450
  • All others: $300
  • Hillsborough County residents get a $50 discount in an effort to keep the dogs local

The higher than normal pricing reflects an effort to discourage those who would plan to buy them and quickly resell them at a profit. In addition there will also be an adoption contract that will prohibit the selling of the dogs for at least three years.

If you are interested in adopting one of these special dogs you must apply in person during ana application day, which will be this Sunday Nov. 10th.  Applications time will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at All People’s Life Center in Tampa.

Adoption day will take place Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. At that time, those applicants that were chosen will select their dog, pay for it and pick it up at All People’s Life Center.

All applications will be screened and there may only be one application per household.

For more complete details on the applications process and qualifications click HERE:

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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .