CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - More than 80 dogs were seized from a man's home on the east side of Corpus Christi Thursday, and those dogs are going to need homes soon.
Corpus Christi's Animal Care Services and Code Enforcement Division seized the animal from the home Thursday and transported them to area shelters.
3News reached out to the homeowner but nobody answered.
Thankfully, adoptions are set to begin as early as Friday, and some have already been given a new home.
A total of 80 dogs were seized from the home, 61 adults, and 19 puppies.
"We actually reached out to our rescue partners and we sent out emails letting them know this is what we're anticipating," ACS kennel master Dannie Alcantara said.
Alcantara said they had to clear out a lot of space for the 80 dogs -- kennel space that needs to be open for strays and surrenders.
"With it being such a big amount of animals, we want to try to get them out as fast as possible," Alcantara said.
Animal Care Services works with 200 animal rescues both state- and nation-wide. Some have already reached out to help, and they still hope other dogs will be adopted locally.
"If you've got a home and you are looking for an animal, this is a perfect thing," Alcantara said. "Now like I said, of course, these animals they may need a little more tender love and care than your normal animal that you would come in and adopt, just because of the amount of dogs."
The dogs and puppies are still undergoing preliminary examinations. Alcantara said when they are ready, the dogs will be posted as available on the Animal Care Services Facebook page.
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