Editor's note: This press release was submitted by the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
ANN ARBOR — The Humane Society of Huron Valley's Animal Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Team have taken possession of 45 dogs and 20 cats from two different Washtenaw County hoarder cases due to serious animal neglect.
“Hoarder cases like these put a serious strain on our already full shelter. But we are committed to seeing that each beautiful soul gets a second chance at a happy life. We are hoping there are people out there ready to open their hearts and homes to these special animals,” said CEO Tanya Hilgendorf in a press release.
The dogs are mainly small breeds — Chihuahua, Pomeranian and Terrier mixes.
To help expedite the adoptions of the animals, the HSHV's regular small dog adoption fee will be discounted by more than $100.
“These are wonderful dogs, and are generally healthy, but due to neglectful conditions, most did not get quite the right amount of socialization and training," Hilgendorf said. "Many are still very unsure of themselves and have not had much experience in the world."
Hilgendorf said several of the dogs have also been diagnosed and are being treated for Heartworm.
"If you have a big heart, patience, and can provide some TLC to a good-natured dog that deserves a second chance, we hope you will come and meet one of these adorable dogs," Renee Benell, adoptions manager said. "Most will do best in a home with another dog and, unfortunately, are not ideal for families with small kids."
The humane society is currently running a “Pick Your Price” promotion for cats, and a Fitness Buddy promotion for larger dogs. All animals will be spay/neutered, vaccinated, temperament tested, health checked and treated by a veterinarian for any known illnesses, and come with a microchip ID.