from: Natasha Zouves, Liz Jacin, Alix Martishu, Nextstar’s Media Wire
(NewsNation) — Dozens of Chihuahuas and Shih Tzus were found living in a foreclosed home in Ohio. All of the dogs that were found by a probation officer needed serious help for flea infestations and skin infections, among other issues.
The Licking County Humane Society in Heath, Ohio, took in all 80 pups, cleaned them up, and workers there are helping the animals find new homes. Thirty-eight have already been adopted or are about to be adopted.
Elysia Taylor, the humane society’s director of programs and communications, told NewsNation Friday night that this is the worst case her organization has ever faced.
“There are a lot of issues that come into play when you’re dealing with hoarding cases,” Taylor said. “When we initially went to the home owner, he told us there were probably only about 30 dogs. So he didn’t even know what he was dealing with.
Given their history, the dogs were understandably skittish around people at first, Taylor said, but those in the foster home are now adjusting well.
“Dogs are amazing. They are so easily able to fall in love with people again and they did,” she said.
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