120 dogs, 4 parrots rescued from Va. home

LURAY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Animal Control officers rescued approximately 120 dogs and four parrots from a breeding facility at a home in Page County.

Officials say the animals were found living in extremely neglectful conditions. Adult dogs and newborn litters of puppies were found crowded into small crates and pens in deplorable conditions.

We're told several dogs didn't have access to clean water or adequate shelter in temperatures as hot as 86 degrees.

The dogs were suffering from untreated, painful eye infections, respiratory conditions, dental issues, severe matting that limited their mobility and vision, and urine-soaked fur, according to officials.

The parrots were living in extremely dirty cages, exposed to high levels of ammonia and without access to adequate water.

Officials say the investigation began after Animal Rescue Corps received a tip about the neglected dogs.

ARC safely removed the animals from the property and moved them to an emergency shelter, dubbed Operation Liberty Dogs.

Each animal will receive a vet exam, vaccinations and any necessary medical treatment from ARC.

The animals will likely be places in a shelter and rescue organizations around the country.


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