Last updated March 28, 2011
More than two dozen dogs, including a number of puppies, were removed from a Minneapolis-St. Paul metro residence by the Animal Humane Society Special Case Response Team. The dogs were voluntarily surrendered to Animal Humane Society on January 19 by a family who could no longer care for the animals.
Twenty-six dogs and two cats were found running loose in the single family dwelling. Conditions of the dogs vary with some severely underweight as they had to compete for food. The dogs range in age and appear to be mixes of Cavalier King Charles spaniels, springer spaniels, beagles, and Boston terriers.
The animals were immediately brought to Animal Humane Society's Golden Valley shelter for much-needed care and examinations. Fourteen dogs and two cats were adopted into new homes. Unfortunately, 12 dogs were euthanized due to severe aggression. Animal Humane Society reached out to its rescue partners for placement of the 12 dogs, but none of the facilities we contacted were able to take them.
Click below to watch KSTP's February 1 report on the dogs.