Animal Humane Society Takes in Dozens of Dogs from Anoka County Rescue Organization
In a shocking turn of events, investigators discovered the bodies of eight dogs dumped in Cottage Grove, leading to the seizure and rescue of dozens of dogs from an Anoka County rescue organization. The Animal Humane Society (AHS) has taken in 30 animals, providing them with much-needed medical and behavioral care. The incident has sparked outrage and concern, highlighting the importance of responsible animal rescue practices.
The Seizure and Rescue Operation
On October 20th, a search warrant was executed at the Anoka County rescue organization, resulting in the removal of 22 dogs. Additionally, eight dogs that were in foster care associated with the rescue were also taken into custody. The warrant was issued in connection with the discovery of eight dead dogs dumped in Cottage Grove just five days prior. The Animal Humane Society (AHS) stepped in to provide immediate care for the seized animals.
The Condition of the Rescued Dogs
Liv Hagen, the AHS Shelter Behavior and Humane Investigations Manager, provided an update on the condition of the rescued dogs. The animals, ranging from puppies as young as two and a half weeks old to fully grown dogs, were found to be hungry, thirsty, and in need of grooming. Some dogs are also undergoing treatment for fear and anxiety. The AHS is working tirelessly to ensure that these dogs receive the care and attention they need to recover.
Hope for Adoption
Hagen mentioned that four puppies, who were removed from the facility in Andover, are currently with their mother and are doing well. In a glimmer of hope, some of the rescued dogs may be available for adoption in the coming weeks. The AHS plans to list these dogs on their website once they are ready. However, it is important to note that not all dogs may be suitable for adoption due to their behavioral and health needs. Each case will be evaluated individually, with the ultimate goal of finding every animal a loving home.
Lingering Questions and Investigations
The cause of death for the eight dogs found dumped in Cottage Grove remains unknown. Anoka County authorities are currently investigating the matter, and no official statement has been released regarding the cause of death. The rescue organization claimed that the dogs died from a parvo outbreak, but this has not been confirmed. As for the person who confessed to dumping the dogs and any potential charges, there is no information available at this time.
The discovery of the dead dogs dumped in Cottage Grove has shed light on the importance of responsible animal rescue practices. The seizure and rescue operation by the Animal Humane Society has provided a lifeline for the dogs, offering them a chance at a better life. While some may soon find their forever homes, others face a longer road to recovery. The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing need for vigilance and compassion in the treatment of animals, and the importance of holding those responsible for neglect and abuse accountable.