Amid a monster storm battering San Diego with mudslides, flooding and high surf, our Humane Law Enforcement Team rescued more than 90 Yorkie and Yorkie mix breed dogs being kept in unsanitary conditions within a house in a residential neighborhood in North County. The Special Response Team for San Diego Humane Society deployed immediately to the location, triaged the situation and transported more than 90 dogs to our San Diego campus.
Our professional veterinary medical team is examing the dogs for issues associated with animals living in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions.
“We always dread seeing a situation like this. It’s tragic for the animals and often for the people involved. But when this happens, our first response is always for the animals. In this case more than 92 of them. We want to get them away from a dangerous situation as quickly and compassionately as possible-both for the animals and the people involved,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO for San Diego Humane Society.
“The owners of these dogs are an elderly couple who reached out to us for help,” said Stephen MacKinnon, Chief of Humane Law Enforcement for San Diego Humane Society. “We see this type of situation all too often when well- intentioned people get in over their heads.”
In the coming days, the dogs will be receiving medical treatment, vaccinations and behavior assessments, with the hope of placing them for adoption as quickly as possible.