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One dozen dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in Arkansas are now up for adoption in Washington, D.C.
The animals arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League on Wednesday. League officials said they were among nearly 100 dogs and cats removed from a property in White County after authorities discovered them living in filth and suffering from a lack of basic care.
Arkansas State Police called The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other national organizations to rescue the animals, according to the league’s press release. HSUS contacted the league which agreed to pick-up and care for 12 dogs.
“They came to us in good condition but I’m afraid to say that they lived in basically squalor in this hoarding situation. Dirty. They didn’t have medical attention. It just was basically a free-for-all in terms of this hoarding but we were able to get them here,” Washington Animal Rescue League Chief Executive Officer Bob Raymin said. “We’ll make sure they’re genetically sound. We’ll check them all out, behaviorally.”
The public is invited to visit the league located at 71 Oglethorpe Street NW in D.C. to see the dogs, which will be made available for adoption soon.
Raymin said, of the 100 animals rescued, “We have 12 dogs. Ours are mostly mixed breed, but they’re all cute and handsome as can be.”