Puppies rescued from hoarding situation need a home

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT)We only hear about the extreme cases, but animal rescue organizations say hoarding cases take place too often.  The Monroe County Dog Shelter is housing 4 puppies, rescued from a home, with 19 other dogs. 

Life is looking up for these 4 adorable littermates, but the road to total happiness may be rocky.  The coon hounds were rescued from a Vernon County home. The pups ended up in Monroe County shelter in Sparta, because the Vernon County shelter didn’t have room. 

The dogs are healthy, but scared. “Everything is new to them. Every experience is new to them, every noise.”, explains Monroe County Humane Officer Amber Dvorak. Dvorak is helping the 8-month old pups learn to be—dogs.  She’s giving them the opportunity to be outside, teaching them how to walk on a leash, and showering them with lots of needed attention and love.  They don’t hold a grudge. They want to learn. They want to be exposed. If you’ve got the patience and time to work with dogs like that, it can be extra rewarding when you’re able to really turn their lives around from everything they’ve known before.”, says Dvorak.

Hours after News 8 Now went to Sparta to share the puppies’ story, the females left the shelter with their new families. Adoptions are pending for the two males. Dvorak says their kennels won’t be empty for long. Turnover is high, with new faces, and sadly, similar stories. “There will be more. Our job is never done.”, says Dvorak.

There are other dogs available for adoption. Contact the Monroe County Dog Shelter to meet the pups and to fill out an adoption application.