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Dogs living in "horrific" conditions taken in by area rescues

(Alaqua Animal Refuge)
(Alaqua Animal Refuge)(WJHG)
Published: May. 1, 2020 at 6:32 PM CDT
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Alaqua Animal Rescue says it took in some dogs after what they group describes as "hell on Earth."

Representatives with the group say Thursday they helped with a rescue of 24 dogs from Geneva County, Alabama. They say the terminally ill owner was taken to the hospital last week and the animals were left by themselves.

Representatives say when they arrived, two of the dogs were already dead. The rest were described as in "very bad, almost indescribable, condition."

They say ten of the dogs had to be euthanized due to injuries and severe health issues. The surviving 14 are being rehabilitated and will be put up for adoption when medically cleared. The dogs ranged from puppies to very old dogs.

Alaqua was joined by Wiregrass Animal Group, The Lucky Puppy Rescue, and officers from The Humane Society of the United States to help with the rescue.

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