Dozens of dogs rescued from hoarding situation near Wisconsin Rapids

Accepted by South Wood Humane Society
Posted at 5:57 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 16:03:48-04

The South Wood Humane Society in Wisconsin Rapids has received 74 dogs rescued from a "hoarding situation."

According to a news release from the Elmbrook Humane Society, the owner surrendered the dogs to ensure they get the care they need and new owners that can provide for them. The dogs are in need of medical attention and to be spayed and neutered.

The South Wood Humane Society is working with the Elmbrook and Wisconsin Humane Societies to accept and transport some of the dogs.

“Animal hoarding is an unfortunate situation one in which individuals believe they are doing the right thing by taking in animals because they care, yet not realizing when they reach their capacity to be able to provide quality care,” said Heather Gehrke, Executive Director of Elmbrook Humane Society, in a statement. “We are grateful we are able to take care of anything these 10 dogs need and are able to do so in large part due to the support received from our community.”

The dogs are currently being processed and they are not yet accepting applications for adoption. 


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