Amy Heinz and her team at AHeinz Pet Rescue and Transport raided a property in Greenfield, Iowa, and removed 34 dogs from the home. All of the dogs were very sick and matted and full of fleas and parasites. They were neglected and hoarded as if they were objects.
“Horribly matted, so anemic that some of them had to have blood transfusions right away,” Amy told KCCI News. “They are just in really bad shape. The fleas were unbelievable. We were all caked in fleas ourselves after going in the house.”
The rescue team found eight dogs living in a dumpster outside of the home and, sadly, 12 others dead.
“The house is going to be condemned by the city because of the deplorable conditions in the house. Definitely a hoarding situation which is a mental illness,” Amy continued.
The dogs are currently being cared for and groomers from all over Iowa are volunteering to help get them all ready for foster homes.
As of the publishing of the article, the homeowner is cooperating with police and charges have not yet been filed. But the homeowner is expected to be put on probation and could face arrest if found to have any more animals in her possession.
H/T – KCCI