From Hal Eisner:
Saturday morning at 8:00am a new adoption center will open in Simi Valley inside of Theresa's Country Feed and Pet Store. It is something the members of the Simi Valley Missing Pet (SVMP) organization has looked forward to for a long time, but they have over the past couple of years I have known them been a very energetic and proactive bunch! Their new center is at 1836 Erringer Road.
When they open Saturday they will have 17 dogs that need new homes they helped rescue this week. They are "mixes of mixes" says Dr. Peter Hanna with Park Animal Hospital. He examined all of the dogs after their arrival Wednesday following a rescue operation to remove them from what rescuers called "hoarding" living conditions.
They were living in Mojave... in Kern County.
Several area rescue groups say they were concerned about so many dogs in one area. Worried about their living conditions. They say there were just too many of them for the owner...
Jennifer Diello, CEO/Founder of SVMP, says "They weren't being fed properly. The adults were chained outside. The puppies were kept in a gated area in the desert, but there was no appropriate water, shelter or food. I'm sure that they got fed, but they're not medicated. they all have bellies full of worms."
Once they got to Simi Valley from Mojave they were bathed and taken to Dr. Hanna who says they didn't look like they were in bad shape. One had a broken jaw probably from an old accident. They all had worms. But, overall they had good strong hearts, good eyesight, good coats and will get treatment, be spayed or neutered, get vaccinations and, before adoption, be given clean bills of health.
17 dogs have been rescued from a Mojave Desert home after a local rescuer group observed what they perceived as a hoarding situation. Rescuers convinced the homeowner, who said he could not feed nor care for them, to give them up for adoption. When rescuers arrived, they discovered adult pets chained and puppies running freely around a yard.
Today, the pets were taken in by Simi Valley Missing Pets, which is delivering the dogs to a veterinarian for health care. One of the dogs has a broken jaw. After they are given medical treatment, they will be groomed and fostered in local homes until Saturday when they will be put up for adoption from a Simi Valley pet store.