VIP Rescue, based out of Clearwater, has rescued nearly two dozen dogs from an animal hoarding case in Venice. For the last two days, Sarasota County Animal Services have pulled out dog after dog in chicken coops and have weighed, examined and catalogued them, said Wendy Rose, spokeswoman for the
On Friday Terri Ensign, with VIP Rescue, transported 13 dogs from Sarasota County.
"The vet bills are going to be outrageous. Every dog will have a bill. They have ear infections and eye infections," Ensign said.
Ensign says the next step is getting the animals cleaned up and with foster homes. Mary O'Malley with is helping with that. On Thursday, she groomed six dogs free of charge to help them find foster homes.
"Some of them acted as though they'd never been touched," O'Malley said.
Volunteers say they need donations and foster homes. For more information contact VIP Rescue at (407) 504-8318 or find them on Facebook.
Correction: An earlier version of the story included an incorrect number of dogs.
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