Nine of nearly 80 dogs who were rescued from neglect last year were put up for adoption at Orange County Animal Services on Saturday.
57 dogs and puppies were rescued in October from the home of two people charged with animal cruelty. A few of the dogs have since had litters, bringing the number up to around 80 dogs and puppies.
Tenille Fox, the communications specialist for OCAS, said the animals couldn’t immediately be put up for adoption because of the need for veterinarian evaluations to determine their ability to be adopted.
A special adoption process has been set up for the rescued dogs. A new group of the rescued dogs will become available for adoption every Saturday at 5 p.m. Those interested in adopting one of the available dogs must submit an application between that Saturday and the following Thursday at 8 a.m.
Those applications are entered into a drawing for each dog, and the winner of that drawing will be announced later that day.