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Sanctuary needs help after 34 dogs rescued from puppy mill

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Dozens of dogs living in deplorable conditions have been rescued by a Port Clinton animal sanctuary. 

On Saturday, volunteers from the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary mobilized and saved 34 small dogs from a puppy mill in Holmes County, Ohio.

"I had no idea the condition of these dogs," the CEO Nancy Benevento-Brown told 13abc.  "I had no idea how horrendous it would be."

Now, the pups temporary home is in Port Clinton.  Volunteers spent hours, cleaning, grooming and loving each and every dog.

"They were caked pretty good," Carolyn Snyder, a volunteer, said.  "We had to soak their feet, other ones it took two baths to get them clean."

Brown says she loves being able to help, but it comes at a cost.  She had to rent space and buy kennels to keep the animals.  On top of that, none of them have been to the vet yet, and some may have some injuries that need treatment.

"We need donations because all of these dogs need to be vetted, get vaccinations, they need everything," she said.

In the meantime, the dogs are making real progress and getting used to being pets.  The next step is finding them a new home.

Right now, they are not ready for adoption, but will be soon.

Click here to donate or send a check made out to Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary to 3620 E. State Street, Port Clinton, OH.

The sanctuary is also in need of blankets and towels.

 

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