NOVELTY, Ohio — Rescue Village Geauga County's humane society took in 16 dogs—some with pretty serious physical and behavioral issues—from what authorities say was a hoarding situation in an Ashland County home.
Rescue Village officials say the living conditions in the home were "horrific." Many of the dogs were quite emaciated.
Fifty-two dogs were taken from the home last month. Rescue Village took 16 of the animals, of which eight have already been adopted after intense rehabilitation.
The remaining eight are currently in foster homes being treated for various afflictions, such as having an eye removed, parasite treatment, and other medical issues. They still need to be spayed or neutered, and some still have to be worked with on socialization behavior.
The eight Ashland dogs will be available for adoption as soon as their medical and socialization issues are resolved. Today, Rescue Village is beginning virtual adoptions.
Anyone interested in adopting from Rescue Village can check their website at rescuevillage.org for pets looking for a home. Potential adopters can fill out a survey for the pet they are interested in and an adoption counselor from the shelter along with the pet's foster family will have a video chat showing the pet of interest. One the adoption is finalized, curbside pick up at the shelter is available.
Rescue Village is located at 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072. They can be reached at (440) 338-4819.
Donations are being accepted for all of the homeless pets that they care for.