Cleveland APL Rescues 12 Dogs from a Gallia County Hoarding Case

Jason Cook

CLEVELAND, OH (Aug. 24, 2016) – Earlier this month, the Gallia County Sheriffs and the Gallia County Dog Warden were assisted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with the rescue of 69 animals from a hoarding situation in Gallia County, Ohio.

HSUS oversaw the effort to remove the animals from their unsafe and unsanitary conditions and move them to a temporary shelter where they were provided with initial assessment and care. They then needed help from local shelters and rescue groups to take in the animals, mostly dogs, for ongoing care and placement into loving homes.

At 6:30 last night, a Cleveland APL team arrived back at their animal care facility with their animal transport vehicle loaded with 12 dogs (8 adults and 4 puppies).

The adult dogs are being evaluated by our veterinary team today. Those requiring treatment for medical conditions will be moved immediately into foster homes. The puppies are already in foster homes where they will stay until they’re big enough and old enough to go up for adoption.

“The Cleveland APL is proud to be a part of statewide efforts to rescue animals like these poor dogs who deserve a better life,” said Sharon Harvey, President & CEO of the Cleveland APL. “While we are not a branch of HSUS and do not receive regular funding from them, we are always grateful for the good work they do for animals across the country and are delighted to partner with them when we can help to save more lives.”