On June 28th, 2016 we placed a Sanctuary Alert on Dogtown Ranch Sanctuary in Rockdale, Texas.
We visited Dogtown twice this year, once in February at their previous location in Elgin and on Friday, June 17th at their new location in Rockdale. Dogtown is a struggling, home-based shelter where more than 80 dogs are being cared for by one person.
The photographs and video we included here were taken on June 17th. Inside the building where more than 30 dogs are housed, the smell of urine permeated the air, and our eyes burned from the ammonia.
Here is a summary of issues:
Too many dogs, not enough resources
Recommended improvements have been submitted to the owner and board members of Dogtown Ranch:
If you are an individual or rescue that sent a dog to Dogtown, please be your dog's advocate. To help reduce the number of dogs, we encourage you to reclaim your dog from Dogtown immediately.
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