Great Pyrenees dogs thriving after being rescued

FREEPORT, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Eighty dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in Washington County are getting healthier by the day.

And many are getting ready to move to their forever homes.

When they were rescued back in June, many of the Great Pyrenees dogs were suffering from malnutrition and infections, but after weeks of recovering at various rescues, including Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, all dogs seem to be making a full recovery.

Alaqua owner Laurie Hood said 14 of the 17 dogs they took in have been adopted out. Two more are still at their facility, while a third is in a promising foster home in Panama City Beach.

When the dogs arrived at the refuge, Hood said they expected most, if not all, the dogs to be heartworm positive, but said when tested, they were all negative.