Local animal shelter inundated with 40 neglected animals in urgent need

From Aug. 17-18, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County received 40 animals in need of emergency care.

A 5-year-old pit bull, now named Libby, was brought to the shelter as a stray by Tacoma Animal Control. Libby arrived with an abnormally large tumor on her shoulder, which causes pain and limited mobility. Libby is receiving pain medication to ease her discomfort and the shelter’s veterinary team is still assessing the tumor to determine next steps.

Shortly after Libby arrived, 21 other animals were brought to the shelter by Pierce County Animal Control from an overcrowded location. This included two parakeets, five geckos, one bearded dragon,

→ Continue reading at MyNorthwest

Related articles


Share article

Latest articles