San Diego County- Over 80 dogs (Yorkies and Terrier mixes) were rescued from a feces-filled house in Poway last Friday. Most of these dogs have matted hair, chewed-off limbs, and are infected with fleas.
San Diego Humane Society officials went to investigate the house because of a complaint they received from a neighbor having 30 dogs in the house. However, what the officers rescued were more than expected, it almost tripled the number of dogs that were told by the owners, they rescued 80 dogs all in all.
The smell in that four-bedroom house was so strong that the officers were forced to wear masks. Auspiciously, the elderly couple owners surrendered all of the terriers.
“The smell would knock you over. It was a pretty tragic situation for the dogs there”, said Stephen MacKinnon, chief of law enforcement for the San Diego Humane Society.
After being taken to the Human Society’s facility in San Diego, the 80 terriers (some are pregnant) were given medical evaluation. In the next couple of days, the dogs will be vaccinated, neutered and groomed until the remaining odor of urine and feces are gone.
These rescued dogs are expected to be put up for adoption in about two weeks, after undergoing a behavior evaluation.
Article and Image source: The San Diego Union-Tribune