Recently, the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team rescued 150 dogs from a property in Lucerne Valley, Calif. The owner volunteered to surrender the dogs to the HSUS and the rescue was featured in an episode of Animal Planet’s “Confessions: Animal Hoarding.”
The HSUS rescuers found the dogs in outdoor pens. Some were pregnant, nursing, diseased and injured.
“This is an unfortunate case of an animal lover and rescuer who became overwhelmed, had limited resources and simply has more animals than she can properly care for," said Adam Parascandola, director of animal cruelty issues for The HSUS. "The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to Animal Planet for calling us in to help give these animals a second chance."
The dogs were transported to a temporary shelter, where veterinarians gave them necessary medical attention, before being taken to area shelters and rescue groups to be prepared for adoption. PetSmart Charities also donated sheltering supplies for the rescued animals.
The episode of “Confessions: Animal Hoarding” aired last Friday on Animal Planet.
If you know someone who might be an animal hoarder, visit www.animalhoardingproject.com for more information.
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