SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA9) -- Animal Control Officers took 23 small dogs from a Springfield home on July 26, and some of them are ready for adoption.

The owner of the dogs became ill and released them to the county where they are being cared for by a veterinarian.

The dogs that are healthyare being groomed, spayed or neutered, and treated for medical conditions ranging from cataracts to heart murmurs.

At least 10 of the dogs, mostly Maltese and Bichon Frise breeds, will be available for adoption later this week. Others will need further medical treatment before they can be adopted.

The dogs range in age from six months to eight years and are friendly and easy to handle.

Please call the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100 or email FCPDPetResources@fairfaxcounty.gov to find out more about adopting one of these dogs. If you would like to make a donation to help provide care for these dogs, visit the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter website.

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