Officers removed more than 92 Yorkshire Terriers from a hoarder’s feces-filled home in Poway, California. The elderly couple who owned the home also had 31 more dogs hidden off-site, which officers learned through an anonymous tip. They then convinced them to sign legal custody of the dogs to the San Diego Humane Society. The case remains under further investigation.
The total number of dogs turned over by the couple is now up to 123 – 114 dogs and nine puppies. They are now in custody of the San Diego Humane Society where they have been treated, bathed, and well taken care of. They are also in the process of being spayed or neutered, microchipped, and will receive vaccinations.
The Humane Society has stopped accepting applications after 1,600 people have already sent ones in. The agency will review the applications and forward the ones that are approved into a lottery system. It’s still unknown when the dogs will be ready for adoption, but updates will be posted on the Humane Society’s website, as well as their Facebook page.