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Dozens Of Rescue Dogs Make Their Way To D.C. Area

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One of many puppies available for adoption thanks to the Humane Society.
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One of many puppies available for adoption thanks to the Humane Society.

Dozens of rescued dogs from Arkansas are looking for a home. Local shelters are calling on residents to make that happen.

As many as 48 dogs have just arrived in a big rescue trailer truck at the Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters of the Humane Society of the United States.

"[There are] mixed-breed dogs like chihuahua mixes, I think we have a couple of small terrier mixes, all the way up to larger German Shepherd," says Ashley Mauceri with the Humane Society. "There are several puppies and nursing moms, and then there are a lot around the one or two year old age, but then again, we do have some in the older age and we're looking for special homes for them too."

Mauceri says these animals were among 65 dogs and 29 cats rescued from a farm in White County, Ark.

A Humane Society video depicts the deplorable conditions troopers found when they arrested the owner on animal cruelty charges. The dogs were treated and evaluated and are now ready for adoption. That will be handled by local shelters such as Lost Dog and Cat Rescue of Arlington, the Washington Animal Rescue League, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and the Calvert County Humane Society.

They'll all help in finding forever homes to these wagging tails.

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