Butler County officials found 46 dogs in a Monroe home this morning after a neighbor requested a welfare check on the animals and property next doorbecause of the condition of the backyard.
According to a social media post from the Animal Friends Humane Society, the dogs ranged in ages between 3 weeks to 10 years old, with the majority being young adults.
The dogs were found to be living indoors, and the owners said they had gotten in over their heads when the dogs began to breed and have multiple litters over the years. The family was relieved to have help and willingly signed all 46 dogs over to the care and custody to the shelter.
The shelter said with the exception of a large amount of fleas found on all of them, especially on the puppies, all the dogs appear to be healthy. It is evident they were loved and were paid attention to in their home, according to Animal Friends.
Each of them received vaccines, de-worming, flea prevention, and heartworm tests. Animal Friends has already transferred 18 to two local rescue groups. The remaining dogs will be available for viewing starting tomorrow.
Animal Friends cannot provide additional information on the dogs but is encouraging people to consider adopting one of them and can download an application on their website and email it to AnimalServices@butlercountyohio.org once it's complete.
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