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Fenton Adopt-A-Pet Housing 25 of 350 Rescued Allegan County Dogs

Shelter is looking for donations to help dogs recover.

is lending a helping hand in the largest rescue of animal in the state and is looking for a helping hand from Fenton area volunteers.

On Monday, around 350 dogs were rescued from a Cheshire Township home in Allegan County.

The dogs -- mostly Shih Tzu and Pomeranian mixes, with a few Maltese and Yorkshire Terriers -- were found crusted with feces and "urine-soaked to the bone," Julie Kowal, office administrator of the Allegan County Animal Shelter, told Mlive.

Adopt-A-Pet is housing 25 of those rescued dogs.

“The owners have released the dogs to the county, asking for help,” Adopt-A-Pet Director Jody Maddock stated in a article. “Most of the animals need dental work done, which is very common for puppy mill dogs.”

Adopt-A-Pet is now looking for volunteers' help. They are in need of need pet store gift cards, Target or Walmart gift cards, bleach, blankets, garbage bags, small collars, and monetary donations to help with the dental cleanings. Each dog that needs a dental costs between $150 - $300. Donations can be dropped off between 10-3 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 Sunday.

"The people who pulled together and the donations they received is phenomenal!" Adopt-A-Pet posted on its Facebook Page Wednesday.

The post also mentioned Puppy Suds Dog Grooming of Linden help groom seven of the dogs Wednesday.

"We are SO thankful because they were a disgusting, stinky mess!" The Facebook post said.

The owners, who admitted the dogs were dirty, but said they weren't sick, did not have a state-issued kennel license or an active dog license, according to WoodTV 8

"I cared about them," the dogs owner said in the article. "I've been raising them for 40 years."

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