Almost 200 Dogs Rescued From ‘Squalor’ at New Jersey Property

Around 200 neglected dogs living in “squalor” were rescued from a residence in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on June 11, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and animal welfare agencies involved. The prosecutor’s office said 170 dogs were rescued from a ingwood Township property in connection to an “ongoing animal cruelty investigation,” and said an additional 30 dogs were “previously surrendered” by the same owners. “We’ve discovered many of the dogs to be suffering from skin infections, masses, intestinal parasites and some appear to be pregnant,” said Kim McGorty, development and events manager for St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, who were involved in the removal of the dogs along with Monmouth County SPCA and New Jersey State Police. Monmouth County SPCA said their team had helped “remove animals from the squalor and bring them to safety.” Both the SPCA and St Hubert’s appealed for donations to help provide “vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuter surgeries, food, shelter and general compassionate care” for the dogs. “All of these dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no veterinary care,” the SPCA said. Citing law enforcement sources, NBC New York said “the dogs were rescued from the home of a prominent breeder, whose dogs have won Best in Breed awards from the Westminster Kennel Club.” NBC also reported that several dogs were found dead at the property, though McGorty said the number of dogs that died could not yet be determined. Credit: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center via Storyful

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