Over 14 dogs rescued from motorhome, humanitarian society at FULL capacity

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-“Just by the conditions outside and around the RV, we knew it wasn’t going to be good,” said Leah Lawrence, adoption manager for the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society.

More than 14 dogs have been rescued from a run-down RV where they partially lived with their owner in Edmonson County.

“We could see the dogs at the windows trying to get out, panting, that they were kind of piled in there,” Lawrence said.

One dog, unfortunately, only survived a few days after the rescue. The remaining dogs are now at Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society and are not in their best shape.

“Almost everyone we’ve received from this situation has some sort of medical issue. We have several who have large patches of hair missing, due to flea infestations, they’re all very thin,” Lawrence said.

The humane society is asking for donations for the medical care of the dog.

“When we got the call about this particular case, we had a kennel open throughout the facility,” Lawrence said.

These dogs add more pressure to an already overflowing humane society – now in a “Code Red” status.

“Really probably the worst year I’ve seen, possibly in my 24 years here at the shelter,” said BGWCHS Executive Director Lorri Hare.

Kennels that would typically have one or two dogs house six or seven dogs.

This number causes problems. It is a no-kill shelter, but they must euthanize dogs that show any aggression. They had to be euthanized this week due to the aggression shown in crowded kennels.

“You know, even the best of dogs, some of my personal dogs, if they were raised with six, seven or eight other dogs, they’re going to be aggressive in the food bowl, so it’s critical that we try not to. host so much together, but right now we have no choice,” Hare said.

They are asking all who are able to please adopt…and hope everyone will continue to educate others about neutering and neutering pets.

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