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Kansas Humane Society takes in 3 dogs surrendered to ASPCA from Florida rescue group

More dogs may be up for adoption soon at the Kansas Humane Society following a transfer from the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a national nonprofit dedicated to preventing animal mistreatment.

The Kansas Humane Society, at 3313 N. Hillside in Wichita, received three medium-sized dogs “bright and early” Wednesday morning. For now, the dogs are “relaxing and de-stressing” after a three-day truck ride, said Melissa Houston, director of communication.

The dogs were surrendered to the ASPCA by a Florida-based “no-kill” rescue center, which could no longer care for them, an ASPCA news release said. After months of medical and behavioral care at a temporary shelter, the dogs are being transferred this month to 12 other animal adoption centers around the country.

The dogs will be cared for until they are ready to be adopted out by the Humane Society, possibly in the next few days, Houston said. She said this depends on medical and behavioral tests and on whether they need to be neutered or spayed.

The dogs are Mercedes, an 8-year-old pit bull mix; Hopper, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever mix; and Angel, an 8-year-old American blue heeler mix.

“The staff’s been checking on them,” Houston said. “They’re totally getting tons of love already.”

For more information about the Kansas Humane Society, visit http://www.kshumane.org or call 316-524-9196.

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