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Nearly 200 animals neglected

Nearly 200 animals neglected


by Elizabeth Fay

FRIENDSHIP (WAOW) -- An Adams County couple is arrested for allegedly neglecting nearly 200 animals and three children. The local shelter is now scrambling to care for the abundance of animals. Brenda Merkle from the Humane Society says the animals show physical signs of neglect.

"Some of the dogs are supposed to be 70 pounds, some are huskies, and they are weighing in at 25 or 26 pounds," says Merkle.

With limited space and resources at the shelter, the community stepped up to help. People donated truckloads of food. Rescue centers offered to house the animals.

And pet lovers came to rescue adoptable pets.. making room in the shelter for those who were allegedly neglected. The Humane Society says they will care for the animals until trial in December. Then they will either be returned to their owners or put up for adoption.

If you'd like to help, please call the Adams County Human Society at (608)339-6700.

Online Reporter: Elizabeth Fay

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