SALINA, Kansas - The Salina Animal shelter has cared for the four puppies and seven adult dogs since they were found in north Salina on Monday.
Monique Hawley is an animal control officer for the shelter.
She responds to several calls a day, but the one she received Monday was out of the norm.
"There was one outside in an enclosure, in a pen, there was one inside a garage, there was one running free," she said.
There were also four adult dogs and four puppies inside the home for a total of 11 in all.
Hawley says a landlord called saying that the tenant had moved out and left all their dogs, but she couldn't prepare herself for the condition she found the dogs in.
"They were absolutely covered in fleas from head to toe," she said. "Some of them have some skin issues from the fleas."
Brad Whelchel assisted Hawley on the call.
He says while the dogs didn't look too malnourished, their living standards were well below par.
"They had water, but it was pretty green, had some mosquito larva in it, they hadn't been taken care of," Whelchel said.
The animal shelter has cared for the dogs all week. On Friday, it put the adult dogs up for adoption.
"It's going to take a little bit of work, but I think they would make wonderful pets," Hawley said.
The puppies will be available Aug. 6.
If you are interested in any of the dogs, call the shelter at (785) 826-6535.
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