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October 17, 2018 at 4:22 am

Want a beagle from the humane society of the lehigh valley
Michelle Merlin – The Morning Call

Want a beagle? Lehigh County Humane Society soon accepting adoption applications

People hoping to fetch one of the 65 rescued beagles from the Lehigh County Humane Society and bring it home can start the adoption process.

The Lehigh County Humane Society will start accepting applications for the beagles at 11 a.m. Thursday. People won’t be able to take the dogs home for several days, however, after receiving approval.

The Humane Society took in the beagles from an Upper Saucon Township home after receiving a call late Oct. 6. The animals were found in poor health and, in some cases, underweight and emaciated, officials at the Humane Society said.

The dogs had to be bathed, vaccinated, spayed and neutered and receive other medical care.

In the last week and a half, the shelter has fielded thousands of calls from people hoping to adopt the dogs.

Hopefuls will have to come to the Humane Society, at 640 Dixon St. in Allentown, in person, said Hal Warner, the organization’s chief executive officer. They’ll need a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID with a current address, a copy of a lease (for renters) showing they’re permitted to have dogs, or a copy of proof of ownership (for homeowners), and a copy of vet records showing the vaccine and spay/neuter status for any other animals in the home.

Want A beagle?

Warner said the ideal home for the beagles has a yard for them to run. The dogs are active and social, he said. They’ll also have to fill out an adoption application. A home check will have to be performed before any adoption is approved. 

“Typically they’re good family dogs,” Warner said. “They like to bark and they like to play.”

Warner said people may be able to see the dogs Thursday.

The first people approved will be the ones getting the dogs, he said. The cost of adopting a dog from the society is $240, plus an additional $7 for a county dog license for Lehigh County residents.

State Dog Law Warden Orlando Aguirre cited Robert Tettemer with operating an unlicensed kennel and for failing to provide proof the dogs received rabies vaccines and were licensed, according to court records. He also sent Tettemer a cease and desist letter for operating a kennel without a license. Tettemer relinquished all the dogs to the Humane Society.

Beagle adoption requirements

People hoping to adopt one of the 65 beagles will need to fill out an application and bring the following documents, according to information provided by the Lehigh County Humane Society.

Applications will be accepted in-person starting at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lehigh County Humane Society, 640 Dixon St., Allentown. Applications won’t be accepted online or over the phone.

Bring a copy of a valid government issued photo ID with your current address. (The Humane Society will accept a copy of an updated card.)

For renters: bring a copy of a lease with the landlord’s contact information that states dogs are permitted at the residence.

For homeowners: bring a copy of proof of ownership.

Bring a copy of vet records showing the current vaccine status and spay/neuter status for all animals in the home.

The adoption application must be filled out completely or it will not be accepted.

The Lehigh County Humane Society will not accept any applications that are not accompanied by the required documents.

The Society will accept one application per dog.

The Society is not be accepting applications for foster homes for these dogs, only adopters.

Home checks will be performed before any application is approved. If the Humane Society is unable to coordinate a home check, the application will be denied. If someone is located outside the area, the Society will try to work with a nearby animal welfare organization.

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