Two local animal hoarding cases leave HSHV over-full and in need of adopters

HSHV took in 45 dogs and 20 cats from two different Washtenaw County hoarding cases

Hoarder DogLast week HSHV’s Animal Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Team took in an extra 45 dogs and 20 cats from two different Washtenaw County hoarder cases where the animals were victims of serious neglect.  “Hoarder cases like these put a serious strain on our already full shelter.  But we are committed to seeing that each beautiful soul gets a second chance at a happy life.  We are hoping there are people out there ready to open their hearts and homes to these special animals,” said HSHV CEO, Tanya Hilgendorf. 

The dogs are mainly small breeds, Chihuahua, Pomeranian and Terrier mixes. Our regular small dog adoption fee for the dogs from this case will be discounted by over $100. 

“These are wonderful dogs, and are generally healthy, but due to neglectful conditions, most did not get quite the right amount of  socialization and training.  Many are still very unsure of themselves and have not had much experience in the world.  Unfortunately several have also been diagnosed and are now under treatment for Heartworm.  But if you have a big heart, patience, and can provide TLC to a good-natured dog that deserves a second chance, we hope you will come and meet one of these adorable dogs.  Most will do best in a home with another dog and, unfortunately, are not ideal for families with small kids”, said Renee Benell, Adoptions Manager.

If you have been thinking about adopting a dog or cat, this is the time! Whether one of these special needs animals are for you or you are interested in adopting another animal, please come see us today.  We have
other great adoptions promotions and discounts available, including “Pick Your Price” for cats and our Fitness Buddy promotion for larger dogs.  All animals will be spay/neutered, vaccinated, temperament tested, health checked and treated by a veterinarian for any known illnesses, and come with a microchip ID.  A phenomenal bargain for a loving and grateful companion!

If you would like to make a donation to HSHV’s Animal Cruelty Investigation and Rescue Team or
sponsor the Heartworm treatment of an animal, please visit our donation page or call 734.661.3573. For more information about the animals available for adoption visit our adoptable animals page or call our adoption desk at 734.661.3511.


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All images and photographs are courtesy of HSHV staff and Jeffrey E. Roush of Two Cat Studios.