The residents of a home at 661 Greene Street in Cumberland moved away two weeks ago, leaving 28 dogs of all sizes and ages in the vacant home. When authorities from the Allegany County Animal Shelter were notified and entered the home which was in terrible condition, feces covered the floors reported your4state.com.
Animal Control agents are now calling these dogs the "Lucky 28" however the pooch population from the suspected hoarder situation may be increasing. The latest update on the Allegany County Animal Shelter Facebook Saturday afternoon stated:
"A little update on the Lucky 28. The vets found no serious issues with most of the dogs. We do have one poor guy that gets very stressed and gets very weak. But they all show signs of very bad neglect. They have no socialization skills and we think that they have probably never been out of the house. Three more dogs have been pulled out of the house as of 4:45 this morning. Some of the female dogs are pregnant."
For people wanting to help, the shelter is asking for more free standing dog kennels and stainless steel water bowls. The shelter also is in need of tarps, flea medication, pop-up tents, dog crates, and financial help. They are also asking for volunteers to foster the other dogs and cats in the shelter to make room for the "Lucky 28+" for evaluation, quarantine, and socialization.
According to Becky McClarran, the president of the Allegany County Animal Shelter, the identity of the tenants who abandoned the dogs is known, and authorities are pursuing animal cruelty and neglect charges.
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