The Humane Society of the Skagit Valley was forced to close its doors to care for 126 dogs confiscated from a property.
BURLINGTON, Rinse. – Editor’s Note: The above video of dogs rescued by the Humane Society of Skagit Valley originally aired on September 19, 2022.
More than 130 dogs rescued by the Skagit Valley Humane Society (HSSV) in September are now available for adoption.
The dogs were rescued from a home where they were living in “horrific” conditions on September 2, forcing HSSV to close its doors to care for them. A total of 126 dogs were initially rescued, and HSSV reported that some of the dogs were pregnant, thus increasing the total number of puppies in care.
This Friday and Saturday, HSSV will hold an event to adopt rescued dogs. Potential acceptors must apply online and be approved at this link, and the event will be held October 21-22 at the HSSV campus (18841 Kelleher Road) in Burlington.
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The dogs were seized from a property near Sedro-Wooley in what HSSV called a “terrible hoard-turned-dog-factory situation.”
Skagit Humane CEO Janine Ceja told KING 5 after the animals were rescued.
Humane Society employees examined the dogs and determined that they were given the bare minimum of food and water. Some of them weigh as little as 3 pounds.
The dogs arrived covered in urine and feces, with ruffled fur. Some of their fingernails are too long making it very difficult for them to walk.
One of the dogs died after arriving at Skagit Humane.
Students will have refreshments and photo booths for adopters, and send their dogs home with an adoption care package.
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