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26 dogs recovered from van now available for adoption

April 5, 2020

Animal Protection Service Officers spent most of the night Thursday, March 26th rescuing 26 small breed dogs that had been living in a van with their owner.

HES officials tell us the dogs were recovered in Hamilton County.

The dogs were in need of care and were surrendered to HES by their owner. HES says all of the dogs are very friendly and loving, and each will make a wonderful companion.

All 26 dogs have been spayed and neutered some required a more difficult neuter because they were cryptorchid. Each dog has been vaccinated, groomed and microchipped.

HES says seven of the new shelter residents had cherry eye. Some in both eyes. Cherry eye is a protrusion on the third eyelid; this sensitive tissue dries out and is subjected to external trauma. If left untreated, this condition can lead to dry eye syndrome and other complications. All seven have received surgery to end the discomfort of this condition.

HES says three more dogs had sever dental issues. Each of these dogs had a dental cleaning and rotten teeth removed.One of the dogs is deaf and others have a hereditary skin issue that will not allow them to grow hair. However, HES points out this should not distract from them being lovable and kind.

Almost all of the dogs are available for adoption now and a few need a foster home in which to recover from surgery.

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