KY3 has reported that eleven dogs were rescued from a home in Pulaski County where they were living in "terrible and unsafe conditions". Authorities took the emaciated dogs to the Kitten & Puppy Division Adoption Center.
Because of their condition when brought to the center, the dogs are needing extra care. The dogs have been on medication to help their condition as they work on gaining weight. The dogs had been starved to the point that the malnutrition has led to loss of muscle development.
The sheriff's office sent a probable cause statement to the prosecutor's office for fourteen counts of animal neglect and abuse. The dogs' former owner has not been formally charged as the sheriff's office awaits word from the prosecutor.
For those who would like to help, the animal shelter has numerous ways to donate below:
The dogs are currently being nursed back to good health. Once they are healthy enough, they will be spayed or neutered and then made available for adoption.
The Kitten & Puppy Division has 22 dogs ready for adoption posted on their website. The adoption fee for dogs seems to range between $95 and $175. The center also asks for volunteers and provides an application for volunteering on their website.
The Kitten & Puppy Division also offers a "Last Litter" program which aims to see that each kitten or puppy from an unexpected litter is spayed or neutered along with the mother.
The American Humane Society states that millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States each year because pets far outnumber responsible pet owners.