Over 50 dogs rescued from “horrific” conditions in Champaign County

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Dozens of dogs were recently rescued from bad conditions at a Champaign County home.

In a social media post, officials for the Champaign County Animal Welfare League said they were able to rescue 27 dogs from a resident “who had lost all control of their situation.”

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In a video included in the post, an official said they were invited in the house because the owner had agreed to surrender the dogs. The video noted that the owner had “well over” 50 dogs in the house.

Officials noted that the owner is getting mental help and that all dogs were rescued by the Champaign County Animal Welfare League and other organizations.

Conditions inside on the home were described as “horrific” and that the dogs didn’t have running water or visible food.

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“Although we weren’t prepared to take on this large quantity of dogs, we had to get as many removed as she would allow. We have made the space for them at our facility, but the cost of getting them completely vetted is going to be very substantial. These dogs have not had any medical attention most likely for their entire life,” the post read.

All dogs are getting the veterinary care that they need, officials said.

Anyone who would like to donate to the Champaign County Animal Welfare League can do so here.