UPDATE: Lexington rescue group saves 20 abandoned puppies


UPDATE: 1/23/2020, 1:15 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington rescue group, Paws 4 the Cause, has announced that 20 of the puppies found at an abandoned home in Clinton County are now safe.

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The group says they have been working day and night to get all of the dogs out and into immediate care.


Original story:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington rescue group has its hands full.

It’s working to rescue more than thirty dogs found outside an abandoned home in Clinton County.

Paws 4 the Cause says most of the dogs, which includes several puppies, need immediate medical care.

The rescue group says of those thirty-something dogs at least two are pregnant and expected to give birth soon.

Paws 4 the Cause says they need to find fosters for almost all of the animals.

In an unusual twist, the woman who owns the abandoned home where the dogs live in Albany, called the rescue group asking for help.

Paws 4 the Cause says the owner never got her dogs fixed thus the staggering number, thirty dog and counting, and some of them still puppies.

Rescue group founder Remi Simpson says the dogs are in bad condition.

“The dogs tore open a mattress and they’re actually crawling into the mattress at night to stay warm so it’s not a very clean environment there’s a lot of junk laying around but they’re using it as best they can to try and stay warm and keep comfortable,” says Paws 4 the Cause founder Remi Simpson.

All the dogs will need to be fixed, vaccinated, and dewormed but the rescue group needs fosters to save the animals first.

Most of the dogs are still at the house. A neighbor has been bringing them food and water.

“We just don’t have a large enough facility here to take those kinds of numbers. I don’t know anybody that does but that’s a whole shelter’s worth of dogs,” says Simpson.

The goal is to have all the dogs rescued by the end of week.

The non-profit needs money to help care for these animals and fosters are needed.

If you would like to help in any way, click here.

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