In the beginnning of May we were notified of an extreme hoarding case in Vega Alta, involving 115 dogs and puppies living in filthy, inhumane conditions. We have been working side by side with Animal Cruelty to relocate and get the veterinary care that these dogs so desperately needed. There were old dogs, young dogs, mothers with newborn babies stuffed into cages that are too small to move. No water, no food...the hoarder admitted to only sporadic feeding and watering...1-2 times perweek in the blazing Puerto Rican temperatures. Just barely enough to keep them alive and in many cases..not enough to prevent a suffering death.
It was so bad that it left the officers and our team in tears.
To date 12 of these dogs have recovered enough to fly to our NY shelter and have found homes! Many are currently in our PR shelter gaining weight and learning to live again. We have three extreme cases under veterinary "in-house" care with severely broken legs and one with a broken jaw. To imagine that they lay suffering in flea, tick and fly ridden cages, in their own feses and urine, with no food or water, in the heat with no hope is almost too much to fathom.
We NEED DONATIONS!! This is the biggest case we have ever worked and we need money for food, vet bills, crates, boarding, etc etc! We are determined to help these dogs no matter the cost but we NEED YOU to help!
At MINIMUM the cost will be $250 per dog. We have 115 dogs. It is a massive undertaking!!!
We are so grateful that we are working with Animal Cruelty investigators who want to see these poor animals get the care they need to eventually recuperate enough to find a home instead of euthanasia. They deserve a chance!!! Help us help them!