- Ohio, Ashland County, USA -
Following complaints received by concerned citizens, authorities in Ashland have seized 52 dogs from a home in the 200 block of West Main Street.
The first 46 dogs were removed on Wednesday, February 19, and the remaining 6 on Friday, February 21.
All of them were voluntarily surrendered by their guardian (pictured below).
The furbabies, who range in age from puppies to 5-year-olds, were first taken to a veterinary clinic for initial examination and treatment and consequently placed in the care of agencies from other counties.
This is a really bad situation although the guardian of these dogs does not think so.
In fact, according to News 5 Cleveland, while six dogs were being removed on Friday, he stood on his driveway and said he felt the dogs were healthy.
Ashland County Humane Society Director Tiffany Meyer said many of the dogs are malnourished, underweight, have bad skin conditions, and one of them is even missing part of the tail.
Ms. Meyer appears in the some of the pictures with Ashland County Dog Warden Joe Eggerton while they are answering reporters’ questions.
No criminal charges have been filed. The Ashland County Prosecutor’s office will review the matter before deciding if charges should be filed.
Meanwhile, the Humane Society is asking for donations to help care for the animals.
They are also asking for sheets and towels.
Items can be dropped off at Claremont Veterinary Clinic on 1826 Claremont Avenue in Ashland or at the Ashland County Dog Warden’s Office on 1710 Garfield Avenue.
If anyone is interested in making a donation, they can also email Info@ashlandhumane.org.