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Rescue Village seeking homes for 8 dogs rescued from Ashland County hoarding case

Fifty-two dogs were saved from an Ashland County home from " horrific" conditions
Credit: Rescue Village

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.

Ashland hoarding dog pack walk

We may be closed to the public but the staff are still at the shelter working with animals in need. Like these 6 little dogs, who came from a hoarding case of 52 dogs in Ashland County. When they came to RV, they were emaciated and terrified of everything. Now, about 2 months later, they are happy, healthy, and enjoying the spring weather out on a pack walk with the RV staff. We took a total of 16 dogs from this case, 8 of which were already adopted and the other 2 are in loving foster homes. Thank you to all of our supporters who make this work possible. If you'd like to be a part of the lifesaving at RV, you can donate here: https://fundraise.rescuevillage.org/helprescuevillage Donations are still being matched and every amount helps!

Posted by Rescue Village on Saturday, May 2, 2020

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.

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