Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission saved 116 dogs from a fake shelter – here’s what happened to them


Two months after a major rescue operation rescued more than 120 dogs and puppies from a fraudulent Oklahoma animal shelter, Rescue of rampaging animals in Mission now says he has found homes for almost all of the doggies.

Unleashed owner Danielle Reno said it took four staff and two vans to bring 121 dogs and puppies to Johnson County in September.

The bogus shelter, which operated as a bogus nonprofit, was in a rural part of northeastern Oklahoma outside of Tulsa, according to Reno.

Many of the dogs there were neglected, malnourished, injured, sick or pregnant. Several puppies had not been vaccinated and had contracted Parvo, a disease that can be fatal if left untreated.

Reno said a handful of does died after being rescued, and 116 survived and were checked this month.

Dogs are a variety of breeds, Labrador, Pit Bull, Great Danes, Shar Pei mixes, terriers, border collie mixes, and Bulldog mixes.

Jamie Walters, logistics coordinator for Unleashed Pet Rescue, said some puppies were also born to dogs picked up during the rescue.

“The point is, we’re really bad at going down and seeing a situation and taking just a few,” Reno said. “We all know that when we do a rescue, if we take them, they will live, they will receive vet care and they will get a home. “

When the dogs arrived at Mission, Unleashed was already at full capacity, with over 75 dogs on hand. So, while providing medical treatment and having the newly rescued dogs treated and vaccinated, Unleashed made an urgent appeal for foster families and potential families to adopt.

Reno said the local pet community has delivered, with new and current foster families opening their homes.

“It’s extremely stressful, but we’d rather work all the overtime and be extremely stressed out than see an animal die because we know we can place them, we know we can find them a home,” Reno added. .

To date, Unleashed has adopted 92 of the 116 dogs and puppies that have survived the trip from Oklahoma.

At least 15 are already placed awaiting adoption. The others are either in the shelter or in foster care, still waiting to be adopted.

“It’s amazing, but that’s the problem: the way we work and the way we promote our animals and the way we are settled, everything in our shelter as a whole revolves around finding shelters for animals, ”Reno said. “We don’t give up on our animals, so it’s an amazing feeling to take them out of where they were, raise them, put them back in good health and see them come full circle. This full circle allows us to continue.

While saving ten dozen dogs and puppies was an incredible achievement, Reno said the job doesn’t end there.

“It’s amazing to us, but we know that if we fail at this, we fail in life. We are here to do just that. So, when reaching that goal, all we think in our brain is, “Great, we knew we could do this. Who’s next? Let’s save more.

Here are some more photos of the dogs in their new homes.

Penny in her new home in Kansas City, Missouri.
Winnie in his new home.
Auggie with his new mom in Prairie Village.
Adeline in her new home.
Millie in her new home in Lenexa.
Mushu in his new home in Prairie Village.
Bart Harley Jarvis in his new home in Shawnee.


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