Nearly 100 dogs and almost two dozen cats were found living in squalor in a Maryland residence. On Thursday, the Humane Society of Washington County announced a rescue mission in progress.
We are 5 hours in and are still onsite. Our Field Services Officers, one of our shelter veterinarians and MULTIPLE HSWC staff are removing 65+ dogs and 20 cats from unsanitary and unhealthy living conditions.
Images of the conditions reveal appalling conditions. When all was said and done, a total of 91 dogs were removed from the house and 21 cats. The shelter writes:
Our team has rescued a total of 91 dogs and 21 cats from the residence.
Thus far, we have triaged, vaccinated, and treated them for parasites. Currently, we are further assessing their individual medical and behavioral needs. Using the information we learn from this, we will develop a plan for each animal’s short and long-term care. Every single one of them will know that TODAY is a new beginning.
Helping the rescued animals
The shelter has outlined a variety of ways that people can pitch in to help:
No word on the owner of these animals and/or if that person will be facing charges.
Will I still fit on your lap mom?
Follow the National Animal News Facebook page for more news, updates and petitions.
Paw Prints On My Heart
Own your own one-of-a-kind design! All sales help support the continuation of our site. Pick your favorite color and style at this link.
Find other unique designs at this link.