A Roanoke animal shelter rescues nearly 30 dogs from what it calls one of the worst animal neglect situations it’s every seen. Nonprofit group Angels of Assisi saved those dogs from a farm in West Virginia where they were being hoarded.  Rescuers say the dogs contracted multiple diseases and showed signs of incest. The pups are now at the shelter’s clinic where workers hope to give them a chance at a new life.

“People accumulate animals and they believe they’re doing a good thing,” said Michelle Spangler, the medical director at Angels of Assisi. “They’re not trying to hurt the animals, but in collecting the animals and trying to take care of a large number of animals, typically care becomes not so great”

Angels of Assisi needs donations to help pay for the dogs’ rehabilitation. Click here to donate.