For the first time, in what is obviously too long, 37 dogs are being provided with good care thanks to an animal shelter in Montana. Last week, the dogs were removed from the home of a 70-year-old woman whose house had become so unlivable that she was forced to live in her car, reported Wednesday’s publication of the Daily Inter Lake.
Dogs removed from the Creston area home were relocated to the Flathead County Animal Shelter. Animal Shelter Director Cliff Bennett commented on the dismal condition of the rescued canines:
“Our veterinarian has looked several of them over and, unfortunately, one had to be euthanized it was in such poor health. A couple of them have broken legs. They’re in tough shape. There’s a few that are afraid and don’t understand where they are.”
The dogs taken in from the residence are suffering from a variety of maladies, including starvation, dehydration and severe matting, reported KPAX News.
The shelter which is providing care to the dogs could benefit from donations to help with ongoing care (estimated at $1,000/day). On Wednesday, the shelter reached out to its Facebook followers:
If you would like to donate monetarily to help with the care of these dogs, Flathead Shelter Friends will be accepting tax deductible donations. Donations may be sent to Flathead Shelter Friends, PO BOX 1035, Kalispell, MT 59903.
The shelter has noted that the dogs are not available for adoption at this point in time because the legal case has not yet been settled. The woman who owns the dogs could be facing felony and misdemeanor cruelty to animal charges.
Facebook page for the Flathead County Animal Shelter here.
Website for the animal shelter here.
(Photos screenshots via KPAX News)