AN EXTEME CASE OF ANIMAL NEGELECT DISCOVERED OVER
THE WEEKEND IN STEVENS COUNTY.
ANIMAL SERVICES RECOVERED NEARLY 50 DOGS FROM A REMOTE
KXLY FOUR'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU.
WITH WHAT'S BEING DONE TO HELP THOSE ANIMALS.
I'm standing here on this property that has no electricity,
no running water, and just last week dozens of dogs
THE SPOKANE HUMANE SOCIETY AND THE COLVILLE ANIMAL
SANCTUARY GOT A TIP FROM ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
ABOUT ANIMALS AT A HOME IN STEVENS COUNTY JUST WEST
we got permission from the owners to go out on the
property and start addressing the needs of the animals.
DOGS OF ALL AGES.
AND BREEDS WERE FOUND INSIDE THE HOME AND THE SURROUNDING
NOT ALL OF THEM WERE ALIVE.
Right now we have 34 at the Spokane Humane Society,
I believe that there are two additional pregnant dogs
that are up at Collville animal Sanctuary, and there's
another 6 puppies between 5-6 days old that are in
our foster care program so somewhere between 40 and
ONE NEIGHBOR SAYS THE OWNERS ARE TWO ELDERLY SISTERS.
WHO LIVED IN THIS SMALL BLUE HOUSE WITH ALL 25 OF
THE SMALL BREED DOGS.
Bill Sheppard, Neighbor
Very tough old gals, I mean they've lived out here
with no power, no heat, not even a light bulb.
BUT DESPITE THE CONDITIONS THE ANIMALS LIVED IN.
THEY ARE ALL RELATIVELY HEALTHY.
Their overall health was not as bad.
The fur was very matted, covered with urine and feces.
those that needed it were shaved, but most of them
were in pretty good weight.
MOST OF THE ANIMALS ALL NEEDED EXTENSIVE DENTAL WORK
SOME EVEN HAD ALL OF THEIR TEETH REMOVED.
THE WOMEN'S NEIGHBOR HOPES THIS INCIDENT IS AN EYE
OPENER FOR STEVENS COUNTY AND WILL PREVENT MORE CASES
LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE.
It happens all around here, this is not the only place.
The hope is that these dogs will be able to find new
Reporting in Stevens County, Caiti Currey KXLY 4 News.