ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - More than two dozen of the dogs rescued from a suspected hoarding situation are now available for adoption.
Investigators rescued 118 Havanese dogs from a home in Adams County earlier this month. The dogs were covered in fur matted with urine and feces.
Sixty of the dogs were taken to the Adams County Animal Shelter, while the remainder went to the Dumb Friends League Quebec Street Shelter. At the Denver Dumb Friends League, groomers shaved the mess from each of the dogs they rescued.
The dogs also needed medical evaluations and behavioral testing before they could be put up for adoption. So far, 30 are now available for adoption at the Dumb Friends League.
Click this link to see all the dogs available at the shelter: http://www.ddfl.org/adopt/quebec-street-shelter/all-dogs
Officials said the dogs' previous owner was a Havanese breeder.
"I think he just felt that the situation got out of control and it was just too much for him to handle," Assistant Adams County Administrator Ruth Kedzior said.