Cancel your Saturday plans. Two dozen French Bulldogs between 1 and 7 years old will be up for adoption this Saturday at the Denver Animal Shelter. The Frenchies came to DAS after a special investigation by Denver Animal Protection officers and the Denver Police Department. They’ve received medical care for their teeth, eyes, and more, and now they just need to find their fur-ever homes.
9News reports that the dogs were being kept in a home “so filthy it required a police officer to ‘don personal protective gear before’ conducting a search of the property.” Authorities found 35 dogs total—24 French Bulldogs, one English bulldog, and three Boston Terriers. The woman who owned the dogs, Marleen Puzak, was charged with 12 felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals as well as 35 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. She relinquished ownership of the animals.
All 24 Frenchies will be up for adoption at the shelter’s special event on Saturday. Potential adopters can begin lining up at 8 a.m. The event is hosted on a first-come, first-served basis, and the requested adoption fee is $400 per animal, which includes the shelter’s standard fee, in addition to a suggested donation to recoup some of the costs of the pups’ care. All potential adopters will need to bring their driver’s license or photo ID with their current address. (See below for more information from the Denver Animal Shelter.)
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DAS is expecting this to be a very popular event. Its primary phone number is currently directing callers to a prerecorded message explaining the details of Saturday’s adoption. Pre-adoption visits will not be allowed, and these dogs will be released to adopters beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
If you go: The Denver Animal Shelter is located at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave. The line will begin no earlier than 8 a.m., and adopters are allowed to take only one Frenchie home. For more info, call 720-913-1311 or visit denveranimalshelter.org.