NEW JERSEY (NBC) – Nearly 200 dogs were rescued from the home of a prominent breeder, whose dogs have competed and won awards from the Westminster Kennel Club.
According to NBC Chicago, 20 dogs were dead and many others were sick. It reports the Monmouth County SPCA was called in and found the animals living in squalid conditions.
“All of these dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no veterinary care,” the organization said. As of Wednesday morning it raised more than $12,000 for their care.
The MCSPCA posted photos on its Facebook page showing the animals, some in worse health than others.
NBC Chicago said given the amount of treatment and assessment required, the group said it would be weeks before any of the rescued dogs, almost entirely terriers and dachshunds, would be available for adoption.