By Jillian Andrews, Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – 80 dogs are recovering after they were rescued from a home in the Finger Lakes Region. The dogs were discovered last week after neighbors complained to officials about dogs in the street.
Authorities obtained a search warrant after Richard and Jane Justice refused to let police look inside the home, says Dianna Faas, manager of the Ontario County Humane Society.
According to Faas, the Ontario County Humane Society is caring for all 80 dogs. The dogs range in age from four- months- old to senior.
After a few days at the shelter, the dogs are adjusting, says Faas.
“As soon as they hit our doors they were bathed for flees and put in a place that they had no idea what they had done to be taken out of the home they knew. But they’re starting to warm up to people and they’re really quite friendly,” says Faas.
The dogs are not available for adoption at this time.
“We have to let the court do their job and decide whether they should be relieved of ownership and given to us to adopt them out,” says Faas.
The shelter is currently looking for foster homes, says Faas.