On Friday, 18 badly neglected dogs were found at the home of a hoarder in Alexandria, Indiana. The Animal Protection League, which helped with the seizure of the dogs, wrote:
We never know what to expect when we get these calls, but always try to prepare for the worst. Nothing could have prepared us for what we found.
According to the animal welfare agency, 18 Shih-Tzu and Shih-Tzu terrier mixes, were discovered in a tiny, feces filled home The agency stated that overwhelming ammonia smell could be detected from the driveway – in fact, two of the responding deputies had to seek medical attention for ammonia exposure.
One of the dogs was in such pitiful condition that he had to be humanely euthanized – the agency stated:
He was paralyzed in his back end, and had zero skin covering his tail and back legs. The urine burns and pressure sores from years of being immobile were some of the worst we’ve ever seen. One sore on his leg had been wrapped in duct tape.
All of the dogs were voluntarily surrendered by their owner. After the dogs have been nursed back to health, they should be made available for adoption.
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How you can help with this hoarding case
A fundraiser to help cover the veterinary expenses for these neglected dogs can be found here.
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
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