KANSAS CITY, Ks. (KCTV) – Sixteen rescued dogs are recovering at KCK Animal Services. Rescuers say the dogs were freed from horrific conditions after being left alone in the woods.
Ashley Scott, director of animal services at KCK, said the dogs are adapting incredibly well and will soon be available for adoption.
“All of these guys were on heavy, thick chains,” Scott said. “They have injuries from those heavy chains and necklaces because they were so tight.”
While executing a search warrant, investigators discovered the 16 dogs. KCK Animal Services responded by bringing the dogs to the shelter for assessment and treatment.
“We knew we couldn’t leave these guys behind. There is no way these animals have found adequate shelter,” Scott said. “The dog kennels were collapsing. They stood in several inches of mud and water. They had neither food nor water.
Rescuers hiked and used ATVs to get the dogs out of the woods safely.
“We had to walk the rest of the way. It was too muddy for a military-grade ATV to get there,” Scott said. “I would say it was about a quarter of a mile in the woods. We were able to take one dog at a time.
Scott says once the dogs are spayed or neutered, they’ll be ready to find new homes.
“They were so happy to be out of that environment. They’ve only given us love so far,” Scott said. “They are all very gentle and very kind even with other animals.”
Friends of KCK Animal Services are collecting donations for the medical care of rescued dogs.
“That’s why I do what I do. We can take an animal living in these unloving conditions, and they’re resilient and forgiving even when they shouldn’t be,” Scott said. “We can try to give them the best life they should have ever had.”
Anyone interested in fostering or adopting is encouraged to contact KCK Animal Services to arrange a meetup by emailing KCKPDAnimalServicesComplaints@kckpd.org or calling 913-321-1445.
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