*American Rottweiler Club*
Release 11-02February 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Bill Ray
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*Groups Work Together To Help Rescued Rottweilers*
Houston, Texas ? Fourteen volunteers from 12 national, regional, and
local organizations concerned with the welfare of Rottweilers gathered
to work with Houston SPCA staff to evaluate Rottweilers seized in
Central Texas by the Coryell County Sheriff's Office as a result of an
animal abuse investigation. The group was able to complete evaluations
of the physical condition and temperament of over 200 dogs Saturday and
"It is amazing to see how resilient these dogs are. They have come
through some tough conditions, but with proper care, and lots of
individual attention, they will make great pets for loving families",
stated Lew Olson, Chairman of the American Rottweiler Club Disaster
Committee, who is spearheading this effort.
"We were thrilled to be working with the American Rottweiler Club
Disaster Committee, led by Lew Olson. The team brought their
breed-specific expertise and knowledge, and together we can help give
these animals a second chance at a life where they will be cherished
forever," said Houston SPCA Vice President of Animal Welfare Tara Yurkshat.
The coalition of dog groups is developing a plan to find permanent,
loving homes for each of the rescued dogs. Currently, organizations from
22 states and 2 foreign countries have committed to help find homes for
"What we really need now are families who are willing to provide forever
homes to these great dogs and financial help to cover the costs of
transportation and continuing veterinary care", said Olson.
The dogs are currently in the custody of the Houston SPCA awaiting
resolution of the case.
Anyone interested in adopting one of these dogs should register athttp://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rottnetadoptions/
To learn more about making donations to help these dogs, visithttp://www.amrottclub.org/2011/TexasRottweilers.html