An animal rescue group in Central New York says they found horrific conditions inside a home in the City of Oneida where they found 19 dogs stuffed into a two bedroom apartment.
Police have raided the home and have removed the dogs in what appears to be a case of animal hoarding.
The name of the woman who owns the dogs hasn't been released but the animal rescue groups now taking care the dogs says the smell of ammonia was overpowering in the apartment and the dogs had severe health issues. Some of the dogs suffered from urine burns and other dogs had exposed bones. Some were malnourished and some of the larger dogs were stuffed into a small room with the door locked.
The animal rescue group known as Angels of Fur K-9 Rescue says the woman involved is a known animal hoarder and has collected dogs in other communities too. They are now taking care of the dogs and trying to nurse them back to health but need some financial help to do so.
Anyone interested in making a donation to care for the dogs can mail a donation to P.O. Box 586 in Westmoreland, 13490.
Police say the woman involved hasn't been officially charged in the case but the rescue groups say they expect a slew of counts against the animal hoarder.