Alaqua Animal Refuge takes in 32 dogs in hoarding case


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. – Alaqua Animal Refuge took in 32 dogs from a hoarding case in Washington County, refuge officials wrote in a Facebook post.

Animal Control officers responded to the situation after a dog was taken to their office from a rural part of the county and was “nearly dead,” they added. 

“When officers arrived on the property, they found dogs in various stages of neglect and several of them were in critical condition. We were called to assist and the dogs are now at the Refuge,” officials wrote. “Photos of the property show classic signs of hoarding and neglect  … The puppies who arrived at the Refuge were critical. One of them has already passed away and another one is showing signs of neurological issues.”

One of the dogs has already had to have a blood transfusion and is too weak to stand.

The outcome for this group of animals is yet to be determined and they all will require extensive medical care and rehabilitation, officials wrote. 

“If there is a chance for these dogs to heal, Alaqua can make it happen,” the post states. “Our daily work, including horrific hoarding situations such as this, could not be done without the support of our community.” 

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