Whitehouse woman looks to fetch new homes for her puppies

Whitehouse woman shares her home with seven dogs after local animal shelters refuse to take her dogs.

A woman in Whitehouse living with seven dogs trying to find a new home for these animals said no East Texas pet care facilities she has talked to will take the dogs without potentially euthanizing them. After nearly seven months of endless phone calls and letters, she said she's frustrated.
Sue Smith reached out to CBS 19 after receiving no answers from the facilities she's contacted. She said she reached out to the SPCA, Nicholas Pet Haven, Pets Fur People and private pet care facilities.
"Nobody will help me. The lady in Lufkin said she would help me if she could, but she has 246 animals," and Smith said she has given the puppies the highest care. All have their vaccinations and will even be spayed and neutered at the beginning of October.
She said she also makes sure the puppies are well-mannered.
"They get a treat at 3 o'clock because that is nap time, and they'll every one lay down and take a nap," Smith said.
While she loves the puppies and said she would do anything to keep them, her health is suffering. One example comes from the scratches along both of her forearms.
"I'm so scared I'm going to fall someday. Break a leg, or something," she said. "At 76, that's not good."
But it's not just her health that's dwindling. Her wallet is taking a beating, too.
"I do have places where grass won't grow. I've got a contractor coming in to pour concrete. That's another $2,000," Smith said.
In addition to pouring concrete, she's spending $1,900 to have an inner fence put around her yard. With the 35 pounds per week of food the dogs eat, her bill is pretty hefty.
But Smith said money is not her concern.
"I don't want any money. I just want someone to take them and love them and keep them and take care of them," Smith said.
If you are interested in adopting one of these puppies, give us a call send an email to news@cbs19.tv.

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