Lisa Bogardi

Langley woman rescues 24 severely neglected dogs

The small dogs were rescued from a hoarder's home that had more than 60 animals in it, as well as many dead dogs.

A Langley woman is hoping the community will help after she took in 24 severely neglected and abused small dogs and is nursing them back to health.

The road to recovery for the animals is still long, with upcoming surgeries and ongoing medication needed, said Lisa Bogardi, of Pekingese Rescue of BC.

Bogardi took in the Pekingese and Shih Tzu dogs this summer after they were rescued from a hoarder’s home in Washington state.

The dogs were seized from a filthy home that had more than 60 dogs in it along with cats and many birds. Many more dogs were found dead inside the home.

Animal control couldn’t enter without first putting on hazmat suits, because the home was contaminated with feces, urine and dead animals. Many dogs seized had to be euthanized because of their poor health.

A week after the seizure, United Animal Rescue was asked if they could help, said Bogardi.  She took all the dogs into her Langley home.

Many were infested with mites and worms, while neglected  infections some of the animals deaf and blind.

“Surprisingly, they are now very trusting and happy dogs. They are good natured and appreciate everything,” she said.

They still have a long road to recovery, but several of them will be ready for adoption in the future. Eventually, most of them will be ready to go to homes Bogardi is hoping will be in Langley. In the meantime, she is looking for help to pay her mounting vet bills.

Anyone who would like to learn more or to help is invited to go to www.gofundme.com/24seizeddogs. Many of the pictures of the dogs on the gofundme web page are disturbing.

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