Peggy Sue, Standard Poodle Born May 2019
And yet:The volumes of recently seized poodles are staggering. Almost 400, reported on PF this week, alone!
Article title: "They were loved, but they were grooming nightmares. 116 dogs rescued from Warren County home"
A total of 116 dogs were removed from a Warren County home after a house call was made to police on Sunday.
Original reports claimed 25-30 dogs were in the home; and then rescuers coined the term "The Lucky 111." But after seven hours of work to remove the dogs from the mass hoarding situation, the final count is 116.
"It kept growing and growing and growing," said Joanne Hurley, executive director of the Humane Association of Warren County. "I don't think she even knew how many dogs she had."
This is a mental health issue, Hurley said. No charges will be pressed.
Police arrived at the home on Sunday, and a dog warden was contacted Monday. By Tuesday, Hurley and the Humane Association became a part of the rescue team.
It is not known how long the dogs were being housed in this manner. However, Hurley said that the family claimed "it was not this way two and a half years ago."
'The dogs were not malnourished'
"They were loved, but they were grooming nightmares," Hurley said.
On Wednesday, 16 dogs were left to be groomed before all get vaccinated, dewormed and tested for heartworms. Hurley said that the neutering process will begin tomorrow.
None of the animals will be put down, although some have deformities due to inbreeding. Two of the dogs have missing limbs, one has no eyes and a couple are blind – although Hurley said that the blindness could be due to old age, not necessarily from inbreeding.
A couple of the dogs also suffer from cryptorchid, or undescended testicles.
Some of the pregnant and birthing mothers are with foster families, Hurley said. The rest are being housed at the Humane Association. Hurley said that spacing was not an issue, as the dogs were all small poodle mixes and rescue shelters made room for more adoptable dogs.
The dogs are on their way to being adoptable pets, but for now the lucky 116 are staying at the kennel. Hurley said she will post updates to the Humane Association's Facebook page for those hoping to adopt.