NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A dog owner in Wood County has handed over 100 neglected dogs, apparently too overwhelmed to care for them. Now 38 of those dogs are in North Texas waiting to be adopted.
The dogs were living inside and outside of the home – all were covered in filth and lacked clean water and medical care.
“Situations like this are all too common. Someone starts by taking in a few dogs here and there with the best of intentions, but they quickly become overwhelmed,” said Tammy Roberts, Operations Director at Humane Society of North Texas. “Unfortunately, by the time they reach out for help, many of the dogs are living in filthy conditions without access to medical treatment, proper nutrition or regular human interaction.”
It took over 6 hours for the East Texas Humane Society investigators to find all of the neglected animals. In fact, they were so overwhelmed by the number of dogs they asked Humane Society of North Texas for help.
Whitney Hanson with the Humane Society says once the dogs recover they can be put up for adoption at their North Texas facilities.
Most of the dogs are terrier-mix puppies.
Two of the dogs are older and blind and need a special home.
Officials estimate the cost to prepare the dogs for adoption will exceed $8,000, so they are asking for financial support. Donations will go towards medical care, spay/neuter surgeries, and housing for the dogs.
Donations can be made online at www.hsnt.org,
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