The MSPCA-Angell has rescued 26 dogs -- mostly young Cairn terriers -- from a hoarding case on the South Shore after the owner voluntarily surrendered them.
Despite being filthy, frightened, and in need of veterinary care, the dogs are expected to recover and be put up for adoption, MSPCA-Angell said in a statement Saturday. Thirteen of the dogs are being cared for at the organization's Boston Adoption Center at 350 South Huntington Ave.
Some of the dogs may need more extensive medical care before they are ready for adoption. But a special fund that would typically be used, called Spike's Fund, is seriously depleted because MSPCA-Angell has spent nearly $30,000 on homeless animal care this year alone. The organization is seeking donations.
“We are very relieved to have rescued these dogs from a desperate situation and to provide them the critical care they will need to recover and find loving forever homes,” said Amanda Kennedy, Director, MSPCA-Angell’s Animal Care and Adoption Center. “Unfortunately this case comes at a very difficult time for the organization as one of the funds that we rely heavily on to cover the cost of treatment for homeless animals is in urgent need of donations. We hope that members of the public will help by donating to Spike’s Fund to ensure we can continue meeting the needs of homeless animals in Massachusetts.”
The name of the owner, who has cooperated with the MSPCA-Angell law enforcement department, is being withheld because of the ongoing investigation.