- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - More than 30 puppies are being nursed back to health after being rescued from a breeder in central Nebraska last month.

The Grand Island Independent reports (https://bit.ly/1S9zoJL ) that a $10,000 grant will pay for the care of those puppies at the Central Nebraska Humane Society. The grant came from the Humane Society of the United States.

The Grand Island facility took possession of 31 dogs on Jan. 11 from a breeder about an hour north of the city. Since then, one of the dogs had a litter of puppies to bring the total to 35. Another litter is expected soon.

Executive Director Laurie Dethloff estimates it will cost $12,000 to $14,000 to rehabilitate the dogs. She says many of them will lose all of their teeth because they are in bad condition.

“It will take every bit of that to get them going,” she said.

The public has also donated money and soft dog food since the animals were rescued.

In addition to nursing the dogs back to health, the Central Nebraska Humane Society also plans to vaccinate them, implant microchips and spay or neuter the dogs.

Four of the dogs have been adopted so far, and two are in foster care. One is available for adoption.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, https://www.theindependent.com

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