On Monday January 21, 2013, 13 of the 18 purebred Shar Peis were rescued from extremely poor conditions at a hoarder's home in Braintree, Mass. The MSPCA-Angell Law Enforcement agency responded to an anonymous tip regarding 18 dogs living in filth and suffering from neglect. The 2-month to 2-year old dogs are afflicted with eye and skin problems, all of them needing eye surgery, as well as extensive medical treatment for other ailments. All of the dogs are poorly socialized and one dog was euthanized sue to aggression.
Agent Elysse Kelly, shocked at the scene, reported:
“When we first arrived we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of dogs living in one house. The owner conceded the situation had gotten out of control and that she needed help.”
The Shar Peis were transferred to the MSPCA Jamaica Plain Adoption Center where they were treated to warm beds, food and water. All of the dogs will be spayed and neutered, treated for various medical conditions and properly rehabilitated for proper socialization. Four of the dogs will be returned to the owner, whose name will not be released.
Anyone interested in donating to their medical care should contact the MSPCA. If you are interested in adopting one of the rescued Shar Peis, please email email@example.com. All of the dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before going to forever homes.
MSPCA Press Release