The Clark County Humane Society has been working closely with the South Wood County Humane Society in dealing with the 84 dogs surrendered by a Pittsville-area "puppy mill" this week.
Chuck Wegner of the Clark County Humane Society says sanitation in the facility was pretty much non-existent. He says the smell hits you right away and they're wearing gloves and masks to provide some protection. However, Wegner says the conditions they found may have been awful, but were not atypical. He says there was feces everywhere and crowded conditions for many of the dogs.
Wegner says the condition of the animals ran the gamut from good to at least one animal that will have to be euthanized. The others will be dispersed between five humane societies, putting added strain on the shelters. He says they are scrambling to help the animals, but people have stepped forward to help.
Wegner says it will be awhile before the dogs are ready for adoption. In the meantime, he says this would be a great time for families to adopt the other animals at the shelter to relieve some of the stress.