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20 parasite-ridden dogs dropped at local animal shelter's door

February 26th, 2014 2:53 pm by Sue Guinn Legg, NET News Service

20 parasite-ridden dogs dropped at local animal shelter's door

Photo by Ron Campbell, NET News Service.

The staff at the Johnson City/Washington County animal shelter came to work Tuesday to find 20 small dogs in very poor condition at the front door.

“They were in our drop-off boxes, five to six to a box,” Director Debbie Dobbs said, incensed.

“They’re little terrier, Chihuahua mixes, a couple of Shih Tzu mixes and they’re in really bad shape. They’re dirty. They’re smelly. They’re malnourished. They have bad coats, matted coats. And all of them are full of parasites.”

Dobbs speculated the person or persons responsible are most likely puppy breeders or hoarders who became overwhelmed.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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