(WKBN) — Animal Charity of Ohio is asking for donations after taking in 14 dogs and seven cats on Thursday.
All the dogs and cats taken in were covered in fleas, matted and filthy. Most of the cats were also emaciated.
Medical staff is currently medically intaking them and getting them comfortable for the night, according to Animal Charity’s Facebook post.
Their biggest needs right now are dry kitten food, dry dog food, cat litter, small martingale collars and fleece blankets. Items can be dropped off at their Market Street or Canfield locations. You can also donate through their Amazon wishlist.
The dogs were living in deplorable conditions.
They have fleas and matted fur. Animal Charity said the dogs were severely neglected of grooming and vet care.
Every dog will go through dental surgeries as well as other medical treatments.
“When a dog is matted that severely it restricts movement. It limits their ability to eat properly and it causes skin sores. And it makes the infestation of the fleas even worse,” said Jane MacMurchy of the Animal Charity.
Animal Charity says this is one of the largest cases of small dogs that they have seen in a few years.
“We’re probably going to look at more on the short term of finding them fosters or fosters to adopt to start. So sometimes in the next 2 weeks, were going to be putting out a date on either our Facebook or website. People are more than welcomed to fill out an application,” MacMurchy said.