WINTER HAVEN, Florida — Dozens of volunteers from the Bay area community and across the state gathered to give more than 260 rescue dogs baths.
The dogs were taken from the Mid-Florida Retriever Rescue back in May, but because the custody hearing isn’t until mid-August, the dogs are currently staying at Polk County Animal Services.
The baths allow the dogs to have some social time and stress relief, since they can’t be fostered or adopted out yet.
Volunteers, like Patricia Pierce, came from as far as Redington Shores to help out.
If you would like to help out, Polk County Animal Services is accepting donations of towels and blankets.
You can also help make room at the shelter for the dogs by adopting other animals that need good homes and are eligible for adoption.