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18 dogs rescued from hoarding situation in Warren Co.

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WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

The Humane Association of Warren County rescued 18 dogs from a hoarding situation on Tuesday night.

“[The dogs have] been living outside for several years,” Operations Manager Joanne Hurley said. “The situation was dire, the house was being shut down, the dogs had to be removed that day or be euthanized that day.”

The shelter jumped on the opportunity to help, driving a six hour round-trip to save the dogs with health issues ranging from fleas to missing limbs.

“I think it’s always surprising when you see something like that,” Hurley said. “It never, no matter how many times you see it, I don’t think it ever ceases to shock you and hit you right in your heart.”

The shelter has nicknamed one of the dogs Lt. Dan, after the movie Forest Gump, because he lost his back legs.

“After a vet, [saw] him today, he felt like there was a trauma to where the legs did fall off at some point and he’s been navigating in trenches in the backyard for several years now,” Hurley said.

Dr. Rich Coleman has been helping to evaluate the dogs for treatment but the shelter still needs to gather funds to help pay for treatment. They ask anyone interested in donating to visit their website and contribute there.

The dogs will be up for adoption as soon as their medical needs are under control.

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