An animal welfare organization rescued nearly 200 dogs from a hoarder in New Jersey on Tuesday, with many animals lacking basic care needs.
The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) received a call to an undisclosed location on Tuesday in Hunterdon County, where they found 20 dead dogs and dozens more in need of care while living in squalor, NBC New York reported.
The organization posted photos of the animals with clouded eyes, matted hair, and generally in a state of disarray on its Facebook page.
“All of these dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no veterinary care,” the organization said in a statement.
Because all the animals would be in need of a lot of care, the MCSPCA said it could be weeks before any of the terriers and dachshunds would be healthy enough for families to adopt them.
Recently, there has been a string of dog-hoarding incidents throughout New Jersey.
In June 2018, a man hoarded more than 40 dogs at his home before authorities arrested him.