FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County SPCA rescued 60 small dogs from a home in Belford along the Sandy Hook Bay. The dogs were living in completely filthy and disgusting living conditions but now are in the safe hands of the SPCA who is working hard to return these pups’ lives back to normal, if they ever had a normal.
“Today we were on scene as 60+ small dogs were rescued from living in absolutely horrific conditions in Belford, NJ. A call came into our cruelty hotline from who turned out to be a family member of the owner of these dogs,” the SPCA said. “Several pregnant dogs have been recovered along with newborn puppies just hours old. Many of these poor animals were so matted in their own urine and feces that they could barely walk in their small, excrement filled kennels and were forced to drink out of filthy water bowls, if any was accessible at all. Our team spent hours inside the sweltering house, with ammonia so strong it burned their eyes, in full PPE until every single dog was out safely recovered and brought back to our shelter. We are appalled and saddened by what we found today and will be sure to bring the highest count of charges allowable by law forward to this individual. Special thanks to Middletown Township Police Department and Middletown Animal Control for providing extra assistance throughout the ordeal.”
It was a very busy day for workers and volunteers as they made sure each dog got the medical attention it needed.
“It was a trying day for our staff but now is when we need you, our supporters. All of these dogs will need extensive medical attention, emergency grooming, spay/neuter, vaccines, microchips, foster support, and of course, adoption when we finally get there. Please consider making a donation to help us give these scared and confused babies the best chance of living a normal life. Now is when we need you most,” the SPCA said.
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