Dozens of dogs found living in squalor, rescued in Haleiwa

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The Hawaiian Humane Society has dozens of new dogs to care for after seizing the animals from a home in Haleiwa Wednesday.

Humane society workers first responded last week after neighbors expressed concern about the condition of dogs on the property.

They returned on Tuesday, and again for a third time Wednesday. Every time, the dogs’ owner was nowhere to be found.

What they did find was 29 dogs with no food or water, living in dirty conditions. They left notes for the owner, as well as food and water for the dogs.

With a third visit and no change in conditions, the humane society determined it was time to take action.

“We were looking at the conditions they were living in, basically no food or water sustenance,” said Harold Han, Hawaiian Humane Society, who added that the dogs were “living in urine and feces, and it looked like it had built up over a period of time. It wasn’t just one day.”

Han says the humane society is thankful for the neighbors and urge anybody who suspects animals may be living in less-than-ideal conditions to call its hotline at (808) 356-2250. Click here for more information.

The society is working to locate the dogs’ owner while caring for the dogs.

Many have already been examined and are being nursed back to health.

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