The Humane Society rescues 80 dogs from Ohio House in its largest rescue ever


Licking County Humane Society – saves dogs

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The Licking County Humane Society rescued eighty dogs from an Ohio home on July 22 – the largest rescue in the shelter’s history.

The rescue took the Humane Society hours, Elycia Taylor, director of programs and communications for the Licking County Humane Society, told PEOPLE in an email.

According to newark Lawyer, the shelter removed animals from a condemned home. Lori Carlson, executive director of the Licking County Humane Society, told the outlet that in addition to dozens of dogs, one person also lives in the home.

“Obviously, with so many dogs in a house, there were some horrible, you know, sanitary issues,” Carlson told the outlet.

Taylor told PEOPLE that the Licking County Humane Society learned of the dogs after a probation officer arrived at the home because someone had removed their “court-ordered ankle monitor.”

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“They immediately called our local dog sitter after seeing the number of dogs and the conditions they were living in,” Taylor said. “Because this was a case of neglect, our county dog ​​sitter turned to us.”

Taylor added that the person living in the house told the humane society that there were around 30 dogs on the premises.

“What we thought would be about an hour or more of confiscating about 30 dogs turned into five hours of searching the entire house to find 80 dogs and puppies in all areas of the house,” he said. she declared.

According to a Facebook post from the Licking County Humane Society, many rescued dogs required medical attention.

Licking County Humane Society - saves dogs

Licking County Humane Society – saves dogs

Lick County Human Society 80 dogs were rescued from a home in Ohio

Carlson told the Newark Lawyer that all the dogs were infested with fleas.

In its Facebook post about the rescue, the Licking County Humane Society said it will provide the dogs with housing, food, water and medical care until the animals are adopted.

The post added that the humane society would also vaccinate dogs, neuter/neuter pets, and require dogs for “comprehensive behavioral assessment/training.”

According to Newark Lawyerdogs range in age from a few weeks to adulthood.

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“Today is the start of a LONG process for these dear souls…but also the start of a new life. A life that will now be full of love, care, attention and safety,” the organization’s Facebook post said. .

Taylor told PEOPLE the dogs are “doing well” now and “getting familiar” with agency staff. She said admission veterinary exams for all 80 dogs have been completed. Examinations included the dog’s first round of vaccinations, flea and microchipping treatments.

“Five nursing mothers with young puppies are now in the homes of some of our foster families,” she explained. “While some dogs will be ready for adoption in the coming days, many will continue to stay with us until we are able to address some more problematic medical issues like skin lacerations, dental disease and eye problems.”

Taylor told the Newark Lawyer that the humane society would appeal to local shelters for help caring for the 80 dogs since the Licking County Humane Society is at capacity – as it has been for weeks.