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One Yorkie rescued from puppy mill still needs a home

TAMPA — Despite last week's Yorkie rush at Hillsborough County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, one dog has still not been adopted.

Nine-year-old Samantha, mother of many puppies from the Seffner puppy mill that was recently raided by Animal Services, needs a home.

Sherry Silk, executive director of Tampa's Humane Society, said many people were camping outside the Humane Society on Friday, when several of the older rescued Yorkies were to be offered for adoption. But perhaps because of Samantha's health issues — some skin and dental problems — no one wanted her.

"She's a very sweet dog," Silk said. "She just has a few medical issues. We're looking for someone who can afford to take care of those."

On Thursday morning, hundreds bombarded the Hillsborough County Animal Services shelter, hoping to adopt 23 of the rescued dogs. All were taken within about an hour.

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One Yorkie rescued from puppy mill still needs a home 06/22/09 [Last modified: Monday, June 22, 2009 6:19am]
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