50 dogs and puppies rescued from a White County, Ark., property started their new lives in the Washington, D.C., area.
In July, The Humane Society of the United States assisted in the rescue and removal of 95 animals after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.
Arkansas State Police called in The Humane Society of the United States and other area and national organizations, including Central Arkansas Rescue Efforts for Animals, The Humane Society of Saline County and RedRover, to assist in the rescue and removal of the animals.
State troopers served an arrest warrant on the property and found that the animals were being housed in deplorable living conditions. Numerous animals were confined in a trailer on the property, while others were chained outside without shelter or shade. Many of the animals were living in feces and filth and did not have access to clean water or food.
The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team removed all of the animals from the property. At the temporary emergency shelter, the animals were examined by a team of veterinarians and received necessary immediate medical treatment. PetSmart Charities is provided the necessary food, supplies and enrichment items for the dogs.
The HSUS’s Emergency Placement Partners, including Washington Animal Rescue League, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue, SPCA of Anne Arundel County and the Humane Society of Calvert County, took in dogs from the case to find them loving homes. All of the dogs will be available for adoption.