Greyhound adoption group has concerns over Collier Co. property with 18 dogs
A greyhound adoption group has concerns over a Collier Co. property with 18 dogs. Video by fox4now.comvideo
NAPLES, Fla.- Is there such thing as taking care of too many dogs? An out-of-state Greyhound adoption group is raising concerns about the number of dogs living on a Collier County property.
David Wolf is the director of the National Greyhound Adoption Program. The Philadelphia based group finds homes for former racing greyhounds and Wolf says he has concerns about a greyhound rescue group in Collier County called Homeward Bound Greyhounds.
"Whenever there are issues in Florida, it is not uncommon for people to contact me because we are a large organization," said Wolf.
He tells me he's never been to this particular property in Naples where the rescue group keeps its dogs, but has heard from others that there's just too many dogs living there.
"Anytime I hear that there were in the neighborhood of 20 dogs in one small home, I would be concerned about their care," said Wolf.
So I took those concerns to Domestic Animal Services which paid a visit to the home. DAS visited the home on Thursday and Fox pulled the inspection report.
"They have 18 dogs, all greyhounds on the property. All but 2, who are elderly, are in excelled condition, happy get along with each other," said Amanda Townsend.
DAS found no violations, but is there such thing as owning too many dogs?
DAS says the county used to have a 3 dog limit, but commissioners recently changed the law.
"There is no limit for keeping of pet dogs as many as you like we just make sure they are cared for properly," said Townsend.
Fox reached out to the Naples rescue group and say they have always cared for their greyhounds properly and did not want to go on-camera.