WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Alaqua Animal Refuge is helping the Holmes County Sheriff's Office rescue more than 90 dogs that were found hoarded in a home.
Alaqua Animal Refuge is helping the Holmes County Sheriff's Office rescue more than 90 dogs from a home. (WJHG/WECP)
Investigators say at least one of the dogs was stolen, which they learned that after scanning the dog's microchip.
"Some of these animals don't have microchips, so for us to reunite them if they are missing, it's a little bit harder because we're going to need vaccine records and pictures and things like that," said Alissa Parsons, the outside manager at Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Alaqua managers say it is possible more dogs could be identified as stolen, since the refuge has only rescued ten of the more than 90 dogs.
"Our plan is to go back and remove all the dogs in the next day or two and bring them back to the refuge," said Laurie Hood, the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge.
From there, they will make sure the dogs are up to date on their shots, take pictures of them, and post them online.
Alaqua also needs people to foster pets so they can have more room for the dogs.
"For the refuge to take in such a large amount of animals at one time is quite a strain," said Hood.
If you think your pet may be part of this group of rescues, email a picture of them to Alaqua Animal Refuge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to help foster an animal, go to the Alaqua Animal Refuge website.
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