Brewster Facility Cares for 20 Dogs Removed from Hoarding Situation


BREWSTER – The Cape Cod location of the Animal Rescue League is caring for 20 dogs recently removed from a hoarding situation at a central Massachusetts home.

According to the ARL, the animals were not in ideal or adequate living conditions, but there were no signs of intentional or egregious levels of neglect.

“Most all appear to be able to have healthy enough standards that they are going to have a whole other chance at life with other families,” said Darlene Wood, the associate director of law enforcement for the ARL.

Woods said the 20 animals brought to the Brewster facility certainly needed attention and clean up.

“The animals actually were well socialized,” she said.

The dogs were mostly silky terriers, with some Pomeranians and a few shepherds.

The previous owners had contacted the ARL as they were overwhelmed and could not properly care for all of the dogs.

“It was not a situation again that we would want any animal to live in, or we’d even want people to live in,” Wood said.

Some of the animals still require minor care including dental work.

“All the ones that have been cleared are groomed up and on the floor for adoption,” Wood said. “And I think a lot of people would find them to be very sociable and very adoptable dogs that would fit into families very nicely.”

The Brewster shelter is located on Route 6A.

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