PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — People who work at the Garland Rescue Ranch — an animal sanctuary and rescue facility — in Palmdale are accustomed to saving animals.
They, in turn, are now asking to be saved by the public.
The Los Angeles County Animal Control ordered the group to remove all of its animals by Monday, February 3.
The facility — a no-kill shelter — was shuttered following a raid this past Tuesday. The group lost their kennel license more than two years ago.
“That is one of their requirements they put on [you], to get a license,” said owner Daniel Garland.
CBS2’s Art Barron said with 100 animals on site, Garland is now scrambling to find homes for the dogs and cats.
Garland Ranch sent out a plea to the public to come adopt a cat or dog — they don’t want their pets being shipped to the Lancaster Shelter.
“They need help and we are all here to help them,” said animal rescuer Bethany Nyhakken. And she added the license problem would be “resolved in the correct manner.”
The group is adopting out the animals for free (or donation.) They are still doing a home check.
Linda Carel, from LA For Animals Foundation, alleges the ranch is overwhelmed by having too many animals.
“There’s two sides to every story,” she told Barron. “Some of the animals weren’t taken care of properly. They are overwhelmed because people dump animals here, knowing these people have big hearts.”
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