one of Florida’s newest animal rescue organizations took in sixteen abused dogs
from out-of-state, they found themselves in dire and immediate need of supplies.
Fortunately, the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation was ready and willing to
lend a helping hand.
Subjected to physical and mental abuse in a North Carolina product-testing
laboratory, the dogs came to Palm Beach County after an undercover investigation
publicized their plight. The laboratory closed, turning over all of the nearly
200 animals used in experiments to various East Coast humane agencies, including
Wellington’s In Dog We Trust (IDWT). Founded by Nicole Brown, IDWT is a
non-profit, no-kill animal shelter that opened just this summer on the 20-acre
property of what used to be the Folke Peterson Wildlife Center, a wildlife
sanctuary shuttered in 2009.
Once known only by the codes tattooed on their bodies, sixteen Beagles now
call IDWT their temporary home and are now christened with proper names. It may
be weeks before the dogs are made available for adoption, as they begin to
recover from their traumas, learn basic skills and become accustomed to human
companionship. Their caretakers estimate that most of the Beagles are only two
years old. More...