CINCINNATI (FOX19) -Humane Society International and the Humane Society of the United States rescued 196 dogs, and out of that, 23 dogs were rescued by SPCA.
“This is the first time some of them will have a bed, the first time they’ve even walked on a floor,” said Nyketa Gaffney with SPCA. “They’ve lived their lives in cages.”
Gaffney says they are cleaning the dogs, making sure they are receiving the right health treatment, and they are getting rid of the cruel restraints the dogs had been tied up in for years.
“We’re taking our time with them, but of course, they have to be evaluated medically. They’ll go through some behavioral analysis and get them adoptable,” Gaffney said.
SPCA officials say the 196 dogs include golden retrievers, a poodle, Korean jindos and mastiffs, Pomeranians, terriers, and a Labrador.
Humane societies in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are also participating in the rescue efforts.
With two days of advanced notice, this is the first time the SPCA has housed international rescues.
“This is a first for the SPCA Cincinnati. We’re really excited to partner at this level; it’s a game-changer,” Gaffney said.
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