The Herkimer County Humane Society said 12 dogs currently sheltered at their facility are “all holding their own” after suffering from various stages of neglect.
In a statement on the shelter’s Facebook page, they said the dogs “are being showered with TLC. Everyone ate today and they are resting as comfortably as can be expected. It will take a little time for the meds to begin to work and their skin to begin to heal. It took a long time of neglect to reach this condition and they have a long road head of them to get them in the shape they should be in.”
The posting continued thanking people for the outpouring of support, “even from those outside our area. “We can say thank you a thousand times and it would never be enough for the kindness and generosity shown to these animals,” the posting said.
State police said Tuesday the case is still under investigation. They said they were notified by Mohawk Dog Control Officer Kimberly Elthorp that the dogs needed to be immediately removed from the residence at 4231 state Route 28, where the 12 dogs were found.
Lainey’s Army will continue a drive to help the shelter by collecting donations at 4624 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, across from the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. They need canned dog food, blankets, sheets, towels and donations.
The dogs rescued from the home have all tested positive for Lyme disease. Three to four of the dogs are “severely emaciated.” Some are suffering from heart and lung problems, mange and cataracts. One dog had a broken leg that was never treated.