KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- Investigators call it a hoarding situation that got out of control.
Dozens of dogs have been removed from a southern Kentucky home, and they've been taken to a nearby animal shelter where workers say the dogs overwhelmed them at first.
Now, they're receiving help from all over the Bluegrass.
On Thursday afternoon, 57 animals had to be removed from a Whitley County home after their owner said they became too much to handle.
"It's been hard for us since we are a small shelter," said Deanna Myers from the Knox/Whitley Animal Shelter.
Surprisingly, all of the animals, most of which were dogs, were actually in fair condition when they were brought into the shelter.
"They are not emaciated but some of them do have skin issues," said Myers.
Animal rescue groups from across the state and nation have driven down to lend a helping hand to the overwhelmed shelter .
Myers says she's working hard to get the word out about the dozens of dogs and cats who need new homes.
The director at the animal shelter says right now the things they need the most are monetary donations and dog food.
If you'd like to help, you can call the Knox/Whitley Animal Shelter at 606-526-6925.