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Local humane society overwhelmed by community response to abandoned dogs

Puppy rescued from home in Ghent (Columbia Greene Humane Society) Puppy rescued from home in Ghent (Columbia Greene Humane Society)
Puppies rescued from home in Ghent (Columbia Greene Humane Society) Puppies rescued from home in Ghent (Columbia Greene Humane Society)

HUDSON, N.Y. -- There has been a wonderful turn of events for the nearly 50 dogs removed from the home of a suspected animal hoarder in Ghent.

The animals were found in some of the worst conditions animal rescuers at Columbia Greene Humane Society have ever seen, with many small breed dogs kept in cramped quarters, living in their own waste at the home.

But the Capital Region has answered the shelter's calls for help in force.

Ron Perez, president of the Columbia Greene Humane Society says applications to their website were coming in in such high numbers; the shelter had to shut down the online applications altogether. It's a show of support Perez says he's overwhelmed by.

After screening hundreds of applications, he expects a little more than half of the 47 hoarded dogs to be placed in loving homes this weekend. Cairn terriers, Chihuahuas, and Dachshunds will be beginning the first days of the rest of their lives.

 

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