Dachshunds from Polk cruelty case up for adoption today
Seventeen dachshunds seized in an animal cruelty case will be available for adoption beginning at 10 a.m. today at Polk County Animal Control, the sheriff’s office said. The adoption fee is $70, which includes current shots, spay/neuter, microchip and rabies tag. Animal Control is unable to place any holds on the dogs and all will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, the sheriff’s office said. The dogs were among more than four dozen found by deputies May 6 at an Auburndale home living in deplorable conditions, the sheriff’s office said. The home’s residents, Keith Huggins and Bernice Walskey, face multiple counts of animal cruelty. In addition to these dogs, there are several other cats and dogs available at Animal Control, 7115 De Castro Road in Winter Haven.