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Recovery underway for over 30 dogs surrendered in Adams County

Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 13:25:07-05

ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio — A breeder surrendered 32 Siberian Huskies with health conditions to the Adams County Dog Warden a few weeks ago, and recovery for the dogs is underway.

According to officials, 24 of the dogs were able to be taken to the warden's Dog and Kennel Department to be housed, but the remaining eight were in such poor health that they were taken to the Humane Society of Adams County for treatment.

Jessica Huxmann, with the Humane Society of Adams County, said the eight dogs had extremely matted fur, fleas, ticks and tick-born diseases. She also said many of the dogs needed dental work and were underweight.

The dogs are all expected to recover, and Huxmann believes they all will be able to be a part of a loving family. Huxmann said none of the dogs are mean or aggressive, but they are shy and a little scared right now.

"It's going to take awhile for some of these dogs to be able to settle down and trust," Huxmann said. "We do feel that they can all be rehabilitated and live great lives."

It is up to the dog warden if the breeders who surrendered the dogs will face any charges.

The dogs are not up for adoption yet, but if you would like to donate to help take care of some of their veterinary bills, you can do so by clicking here.