The dogs were found on a property off of Route 28 - between Middleville and Herkimer.
The dogs, all in various stages of neglect, suffer from starvation, skin diseases, vision problems and dental decay. All of the dogs tested positive for Lyme Disease. One dog had an untreated broken leg.
According to the Herkimer County Humane Society, the dogs are now being fed three times a day and are very hungry, but the prescribed treatment for advanced malnutrition requires small amounts of food at each meal to avoid stomach issues.
The Humane Society urges citizens to be the voices for those who cannot speak and thanks the person who called authorities about this horrible situation.
An investigation continues pending animal cruelty charges.
The Herkimer County Humane Society is reaching out to the public for donations including food and blankets for the benefit of the new arrivals.
If you would like to send donations, the address is PO Box 73, Mohawk, New York 13407.
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