SAN ANTONIO – Fourteen rat terrier mix dogs have been rescued from a hoarding situation in Karnes County.
The San Antonio Humane Society and Las Lomas K-9 Rescue saved the dogs ranging in age from four months to four years.
The terriers suffered from fleas and ticks, and other dogs on the property were reportedly pregnant.
“The situation was not easy to walk into. These poor dogs have never really had any human contact, and they were all in one large enclosure jumping over each other to get away from being caught,” said Gina Alaniz of the Karnes County Humane Organization.
The pregnant dogs have been placed in foster care until they deliver their puppies.
SAHS has taken the 14 terriers and is currently trying to find them homes.
More than 320 pets were transferred from Las Lomas K-9 Rescue to the SAHS in 2015, and more than 1,000 pets have been transferred overall from the city and surrounding area shelters and rescues as a part of the SAHS transfer program in 2016 according to the Humane Society.