74 Dogs Were Just Discovered Living In Their Own Feces After 'Animal Lover Got Overwhelmed'

4/5/2017

Thanks to an anonymous tip, 74 dogs were just rescued from a hoarding situation in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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Source: South Wood County Humane Society/Inside Addition

The animals were found with matted fur and living in their own urine and feces. Their nails had goneunclipped, and they were in desperate need of baths.TheSouth Wood County Humane Societystepped in to take the dogs of of the hands of the owner. The executive director, Bridget Chariton said:

This is an unfortunate case of an animal lover who became overwhelmed, had limited resources and simply had more animals than could be properly cared for.
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Source: South Wood County Humane Society/Inside Addition

The group is a mix of Australian Shepherds, Aussie Doodles and Poodles, ranging from six months to 12 years old.The animals have been split up between three different shelters and will be put up for adoption soon.

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Source: South Wood County Humane Society/Inside Addition

Thankfully, other than some skin irritation and overall hygiene issues, most of the dogs are in good health.They are in desperate need of socialization and have been slightly fearful around humans, but should warm up with time.Those in the best shape have already been put up for adoption, and can be found, here. For the animals still in need of medical care, you can donate to help support them, here.Watch the video on te rescue below:[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Bcn-fb3w8[/embed]If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

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