Today we are joining with Dog N Pawz where we blog about a dog or cat in our local shelter that needs some love and attention. You can visit Dog N Pawz to get the full scoop on how this new blog hop was conceived. This new blog hop actually couldn't have been thought of at a better time as it just so happens that my local SPCA recently rescued 48 animals from a horrific hoarding situation. You can read all about the story below, and pass this information along to folks you know living in this area.
According to the SPCA for Monterey County -
On April 28 the SPCA for Monterey County rescued 17 cats, 24 dogs, and 7 young puppies from a horrific hoarding situation in Monterey.
SPCA Humane Officers and skilled staff members responded to the scene at 1:00 am after receiving a call for assistance from City of Monterey Police Department. SPCA staff worked diligently until 9:00 am that morning rescuing the scared dogs and cats and brought them to the safety of the SPCA to provide much needed medical examinations, vaccinations, flea treatments, food, water, and care.
The rescued pets suffered from flea infestations, eye infections, painful dental infections, and skin infections. Many of the dogs are covered in painful mats, urine stains, and fecal matter due to the inhumane conditions in which they were being kept. Most of the rescued animals are emaciated.
The cats and dogs are now safe and are being treated for their illnesses and enjoying fresh food, clean water, and comfortable living conditions in addition to compassionate care from SPCA staff.
No information is currently available on the owner. The house where the animals were being kept was three feet deep in garbage, urine, and feces, and has been declared uninhabitable by the City of Monterey.
You can help by donating to help rescue more animals in need, or if you are a professional groomer your time and skills to groom these rescued dogs and cats would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer your professional grooming skills, please call 831-373-2631.