About two weeks ago, a terrible hoarding facility in Hunderton County, NJ was discovered with 188 small breed dogs (mostly Jack Russells and Parson Terriers.)
The dogs were found in terrible terrible condition, many with medical needs, some pregnant females, and worse.
The good news is, due to the overwhelming response of the NJ rescue community, all the dogs are safe and sound!
I talked to my contact at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, and she said it's a long road to recovery for many of them. Little things like licking peanut butter off of a spoon are strange! But as many of us rescue dog owners know, with patience and love, dogs can come around!
Every day the rescue staff has to do behavioral assessments, vet checks, feed/bath/groom, etc. It's a lottttttttt of work.
We are just so eternally grateful to the hard work of all the rescues. I don't know how they do this day in and day out....