Angels of Assisi takes in 15 dogs rescued from ‘inhumane conditions’ in southwest Virginia

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More than a dozen dogs were brought to Angels of Assisi in Roanoke Saturday morning for their chance at a forever home after being rescued from a hoarding situation in far southwest Virginia.

Angels of Assisi announced on Saturday, Feb. 27 that their rescue team met with staff members from the Wise County Animal Rescue Coalition to pick up 15 dogs and bring them back to Roanoke.

According to the animal shelter, the dogs were being hoarded in southwest Virginia with inhumane living conditions and no available water. The Wise County Animal Rescue Coalition reported took the animals into their care before reaching out to Angels of Assisi for assistance.

“We don’t know much about the medical conditions that these dogs are facing, but it is clear that they are all suffering from severe flea allergies and skin conditions,” Angels of Assisi posted on Facebook on Saturday. “Our team will do everything possible to get these dogs well and ready for new and loving homes.”

If you are interested in donating to the Biscuit Fund to help animals — such as these dogs — recover from neglect or abuse, click here.

As of 10:50 a.m. on Monday, March 1, Angels of Assisi says 64 people have donated a total of $2,285 toward the effort.

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