London, Ky. (WYMT)-- A rescue group began preparing around 80 dogs for adoption Tuesday.
Homeward Bound Canine Rescue and Rehabilitation organized the rescue of about 20 dogs in the first group, surrendered by a Leslie county man the rescue organization did not identify.
"They were all in very good shape," said Christina McCreary, who volunteers with the group. "They're all very well-fed. They're up to date on their vaccines. He just was not able to spay and neuter them as he needed to and they began having babies."
McCreary did not want to fault the man for what she called his "good Samaritanism."
The group began the new chapters in these dogs' lives with baths and spay surgeries.
A foster environment is beneficial for the dogs, said Homeward Bound founder Stephanie Fields.
"They actually get into a home environment," she said. "They learn basically how it is to be a family member and not just an animal inside of a cage."
The animals will be ready for adoption in two to three weeks, McCreary said.