Tens of thousands of dogs have been abandoned and left to fend for themselves in the Everglades, a dangerous, swampy area in Florida. Many are left by their owners after being beaten, abused and neglected. In the Everglades they are forced to not only contend with severe heat and dehydration but with dangerous alligators and poisonous snakes. These dogs are malnourished and fighting fleas, ticks and disease.
Amy Roman and her group 100 plus abandoned dogs of Everglades Florida are trying to help as many as they can. But it can seem like an overwhelming task. Since September of 2011, they have rescued and found new homes for more than 900 dogs. That is 900 dogs in less than two years! But Amy Roman, the president and founder of 100 Plus Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida estimates this is just the tip of the iceberg and there are tens of thousands of dogs out there.
Roman leads rescue teams of volunteers out to the Everglades to save these dogs and nurse them back to health but there just isn’t enough room in the animal hospitals to house them all. And most of the dogs she rescues are not spayed or neutered exasperating the problem in the Everglades.
Her group is making progress but the problem is huge and they need help to rescue these animals from suffering and death and give them the care they need. If you want more information or can help please call 1-877-506-8100.