The NJSPCA, Humane Society of Atlantic County, and volunteers seized over 50 dogs on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 18, who were found hoarded at a Middle Township home on Goshen Road, with three and a half found buried. All of the dogs were taken to several different centers, such as the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, Humane Society of Atlantic County, and the Cape May County Animal Shelter until the court order allows them to be placed in homes. The images were shot for The Press of Atlantic City and also ran in The Star-Ledger.
Atlantic County S.P.C.A. Agent Diane Yeager, right, of the English Creek section of Egg Harbor Township, restrains a hound dog as Steven Dash, executive director of the Humane Society of Atlantic County and who lives in Egg Harbor City, draws blood from the dog to test it for heart worm, before bringing it back to the Humane Society.
Volunteers wait with two dogs before they are tested for heart worm.
Three and a half dogs were found buried in the backyard.
The floor inside of the Middle Township home was covered with dog urine, feces, and fur, with dog food spilled over from a plastic coffee container.
A pit bull, right, pit bull mix, left, three hound dogs, back left, and a beagle, right (not all visible), are ready to be taken to the Humane Society of Atlantic County after being tested for heart worm.