KANSAS CITY, Kan. - For almost a week, 33 dogs roamed free in a Kansas City, Kansas home. The Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the homeowners faced foreclosure.
The president of Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption founded the group because she loves animals. Little did she know, two months after opening her new location in Mission, Unleashed would get a bombshell of a case.
On Saturday, the group was called out to a home in Kansas City, Kansas on Southwest Boulevard. Inside, thirty three dogs were living alone, in their own filth.
“A house covered in feces from top to bottom. There wasn't a spot that you could step that there wasn't impacted feces on the floor,” President Danielle Reno explained.
The floors were soiled. They couches were soiled. Even the dogs’ fur was soiled.
Inside the house, there were 14 dogs, mostly ranging around 5-6 months old, 18 newborn puppies and an expectant mother, all living in their own feces, according to a statement from Unleashed Pet Rescue.
The volunteers from Unleashed Pet Rescue and adoption had to hose down many of the canines before carting off four carloads.
Neighbors tell us the owner of the home took off earlier in the week. They suspected something was wrong next door, because the volume of the barking continued to grow. One neighbor, Kelly Umberger told 41 Action News she only saw one of the dogs out in the yard one time.
No word yet on if the former homeowner will face charges in this pet hoarding case.
Caring for the pack of dogs and puppies is going to cost Unleashed Pet Rescue upwards of $10,000, according to Reno. The dogs need food, shelter, shots and even several rounds of surgeries. Plus, they need to be socialized.
So, she is asking for help.
Unleashed Pet Rescue needs Kirkland brand dog food, bleach, monetary donations and volunteers.
To find out how you can help, visit http://unleashedrescue.com/donate.html .
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