Alaqua rescues 97 dogs in neglect case

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 16:09 PM.

The rescue took place in a torrential downpour and the rescuers were using flashlights to try to locate all the dogs. Since then five of the dogs have died.

Most were females and three quarters of them are pregnant.

Most appear to be purebreds of all ages, but not of the same breed.

There was a large sack of dog food in the trailer that had been torn into by the dogs and spilled out into the floor, but no fresh food or clean water was seen inside the house.

Dominant canines were of average weight, but the older more timid and submissive ones were underweight. There were also sick ones and the malnourished.

"We found the whole spectrum from top to bottom," said Williams.

All were flea infested and many had skin sores from scratching and fighting, eye injuries, she said.



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