Acting on an animal abuse tip, the Humane Society searched the property today, where they found 20 dogs in outside cages and another 25 inside the home.
Licking County Sheriff’s deputies helped remove the animals from what the Humane Society called “deplorable conditions of a backyard breeder.”
Lori Carlson, executive director of the Humane Society, said both puppies and adults were removed from the home, including Yorkshire terriers, bulldogs and poodle mixes.
The dogs will be held at the Licking County Humane Society during any legal proceedings, after which they can be adopted out. The horses will either be placed in foster care or will be boarded.
The Licking County Humane Society said on their Facebook page:
“45 dogs is double our capacity but we will make it work.” They added, “We need your help, Pedigree dog food (adult), laundry detergent, dishwasher tabs, puppy pads are critical needs. Please consider donating these items as we begin to care for these neglected animals.”
If you would like to donate money to help with the animals care and medical needs, go to the Humane Society's website.
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