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article imageNeglected purebred Cocker Spaniels dumped on roadside

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Apr 8, 2011 in Crime
Salem Township, Michigan - Seven thoroughbred Cocker Spaniels were found on the side of a rural road. They ranged in ages between six and twelve years old. Six of the dogs were females and one was a male.
The dogs were found on Wednesday and Thursday. Four of them were brought to the Humane Society of Huron Valley by animal control and the other three were brought in by people who saw them on the side of the road and were concerned for them. reports Deb Kern, Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) marketing director said about the citizens who brought the dogs in, “Luckily we have community members who care enough to bring them to the Humane Society." She added, “We’re thinking we might have them all right now.”
The dogs were very thin and obviously neglected with fur that was terribly matted. Their fur was matted and covered with feces and urine. It is believed the dogs were used for breeding and had been kept in small cages that had not been kept clean. It is suspected the dogs came from a puppy mill or backyard breeder who did not want the dogs anymore. reports Dr. Carrie Allen, HSHV Veterinariansaid, “We are currently evaluating the health of all the dogs. All are in horribly neglectful states, with overgrown, badly matted feces-covered fur.”
The dogs are currently being assessed medically and behaviorally with the hopes they will be adoptable. writes If anyone has any information regarding these dogs, you are asked to call an anonymous tip line at (734) 661-3551.
If someone is interested in adopting one of these dogs they can call (734) 662-5585.
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