In Maryland, the Humane Society of Wahington County received an alert regarding a filthy home housing no less than 25 dogs. However, it turned out that the humane society would be welcomed by something a lot worse than that.
Officials arrived at the house, only to be greeted by 21 cats and 91 dogs living in such a horrible environment.
According to Crystal Mowery, the field service director, the poor animals were living in their urine and feces. She couldn’t figure out how any person would allow such a thing to happen.
The house owners willingly surrendered all the animals. But given the number of dogs and cats, the officials could not remove them from the property all at once and had to come back the following day.
Most of the dogs and cats seemed well-fed; however, they clearly needed some grooming. Many of them had overgrown nails and flea infestation. And while some greeted their rescuers, others cowered in fear and remained in the corner.
Currently, all the animals are receiving grooming and medical care. And fortunately, dog and animal lovers immediately helped to cover the medical expenses. This is after the humane society asked for emergency donations for the benefit of the rescued animals. Noel Fridgen, the manager for development and communications, said the donations would go to the spaying and neutering, vaccination, and microchipping of the animals.
Soon, the humane society will put the rescued dogs and cats up for fostering or adoption. However, they want to remind everyone that there are lots of other animals up for adoption as well. Thus, rather than waiting for these animals to become available, they want to encourage people to meet with adoptable cats and dogs already available. Moreover, more donations are very much welcome since there are lots of rescue dogs in need.
Credits to Humane Society of Washington County