Forty animals remain homeless after they were found in a Floyd County home last week, many with maggots and bite marks on their tails and paws.
The recent addition of nearly 40 dogs leaves the Floyd County Animal Shelter with more than 200 animals to care for. With only four employees, this puts a strain on the shelter. Manager Kathy Mullins says with the publics help, they can better help the dogs recover from poor living conditions.
"They need to come out of their shyness. We need the volunteers to come play with them and let them know humans are great," Mullins said.
Mullins says these dogs came from a Jacks Creek home where they were crammed in small cages with no food or water and were starved for attention.
"If you only got ten minutes per day to spend with an animal, an animal is not right for you," Mullins said.
Along with volunteers, the shelter could also use donations such as toys, blankets, and cleaning supplies.
"Puppies and kittens get left behind, they have to have kitten food and puppy food so that's something we don't get a lot of," Mullins said. "If its man's best friend, then we need to treat them as a best friends."
The 40 dogs and puppies that were confiscated will be available for adoption Wednesday, October 11th.
There are still more than sixty dogs at the residence in Jacks Creek, and Mullins says the owners have 30 days to sell 40 of the dogs or the rest will be taken to the Floyd County Animal Shelter. WYMT's Heather Haley even adopted one of the 40, and she'll be bring home her new companion on Wednesday.