Happy Holidays from Kentucky!

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 5:15pm

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Team is 100% committed to the animals we rescue—and that commitment doesn’t waver during the holiday season. This year, nine dedicated team members will be missingcelebrations with their loved ones to care for more than 100 rescued dogs in Rowan County, Kentucky.

For more than two months, the ASPCA team has beenon the ground caring for the small-breed dogs including Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Min Pins and Poodles who were rescued from horrifyingly filthy conditions. Thanks to the team’s hard work, the dogs continue to receive the care and comfort they need.

“This is just one of the many awful cases we respond to, and our main priority is always the welfare of the animals,” says Dick Green, ASPCA Director of Disaster Response. “Many of us will miss the holidays with our loved ones this year, but there is no doubt in any of our minds that this is where we belong. We owe these animals a second chance.”

The ASPCA would like to sincerely commend the following team members who elected to spend this holiday in Kentucky:

Dick Green
Bryan Hayes
Theresa Vargas
Dena Gayle Rosenberg
Tiffany Huggard-Lee
Shari Gordon
Jodi Jenkins
Sam Smith
Michelle Albin

To learn more about the Kentucky case, please visit our Raids and Investigations section.