The dogs’ owner, considered a hoarder, was having difficulty handling the 35 puppies and pregnant mothers. Four Paws Coonhound Rescue and Friends, a nonprofit based in El Cajon, stepped in.
The rescue’s founder Rebecca Stevens told U-T San Diego, “The rescue had been long in the works.” She did not release details about the owner.
The rescued beagles included a mother and her puppy, another mother with a litter of seven and four other pregnant beagles.
Both Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Pug Rescue took in the dogs Monday and were working to get the animals medically cleared, shelter spokesman John Van Zante told the newspaper. Most of the dogs had inner-ear infections, will require some dental work, but overall appear to be in good health, Van Zante said.
All dogs will receive vaccines and microchips and will get spayed or neutered prior to being available for adoption.
Rancho Coastal Humane Society has information posted online regarding adoptions. More than 150 adoption applications were received by Rancho Coastal Humane Society Monday.
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